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Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in SmartPhones | 0 comments

What if you were allergic to BlackBerry?

What if you were allergic to BlackBerry?

This is totally contrived, but a curious study of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that there are people who may be allergic to their devices.

The study found that Canadians devices had two types of allergens in varying proportions, detailing the presence of and nickel. In the case of cobalt is present in 52% of the equipment, while is present in one third of the phones of this brand.

These two are not present in devices nor on iOS-based devices, although the research findings do not satisfactorily explain the reason for this. However, both the cobalt and nickel are present in such everyday things as belt buckles, buttons, zippers and even some metal elements, so it is almost inevitable to get in touch with them.

The 17% of women and 3% of men suffer visible effects due to exposure-related and rubbing of the skin with chemicals. Among the reactions to this account redness, swelling, itching, dermatitis, blistering, skin lesions and even scars.

Surely you wonder: Is this a reason to stop using my BlackBerry?. Well, maybe at this point you will have more than any other reason to do it, but if you refuse to let him go you can always use a holster and Print to isolate the parts that could potentially affect you.

Link: Blackberry vs. iPhone – There is a winner, for your health (EurekAlert)

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