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Nickel Compounds in Cosmetics

Contact Author Juri J. Hostynek and Howard I. Maibach, University of California
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This is the seventh article in a series discussing metals in cosmetics. The series was introduced in January 1998 with a discussion of the toxic potential from metals absorbed through the skin. Subsequent articles presented quantitative data reflecting the extent to which each metal cited in the Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary has a potential for skin absorption and toxicity. The present article discusses nickel.

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