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    Ivan Skivar
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    On Oct 19, 8:35*am, "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Are You Allergic to Your Cell Phone?
    >
    > LONDON (Oct. 17) - Doctors baffled by an unexplained rash on people's ears
    > or cheeks should be on alert for a skin allergy caused by too much mobile
    > phone use, the British Association of Dermatologists said on Thursday.
    >
    > Citing published studies, the group said a red or itchy rash, known as
    > "mobile phone dermatitis," affects people who develop an allergic reaction
    > to the nickel surface on mobile phones after spending long periods of time
    > on the devices.
    >
    > "It is worth doctors bearing this condition in mind if they see a patient
    > with a rash on the cheek or ear that cannot otherwise be explained," it
    > said.
    >
    > The British group said many doctors were unaware mobile phones could cause
    > the condition.
    >
    > Safety concerns over mobile phones has grown as more people rely on them for
    > everyday communication, although the evidence to date has given the
    > technology a clean bill of health when it comes to serious conditions like
    > brain cancer.
    >
    > "In mobile phone dermatitis, the rash would typically occur on the cheek or
    > ear, depending on where the metal part of the phone comes into contact with
    > the skin," the group said in a statement.
    >
    > "In theory it could even occur on the fingers if you spend a lot of time
    > texting on metal menu buttons."
    >
    > Nickel is a metal found in products, ranging from mobile phones to jewelry
    > to belt buckles and is one of the most common causes of allergic contact
    > dermatitis, according to the Mayo Clinic in the United States.
    >
    > Earlier this year Lionel Bercovitch of Brown University in Providence, Rhode
    > Island and colleagues tested 22 popular handsets from eight different
    > manufacturers and found nickel in 10 of the devices.
    >
    > http://news.aol.com/health/article/a...your-cell-phon...
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    >
    > I wonder if any Sprint phones use nickel.


    Also antibiotic resistant bacteria have been cultured from doctors'
    cell phones. They can be transmitted to patients during ward rounds in
    hospitals if the doctors use thier phones. Major culprit is
    Acinetobacter species.



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    Roger 2008
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    Re: Are You Allergic to Your Cell Phone?


    "Ivan Skivar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:d3e64544-9e00-4910-a0e2-8b7427ff[email protected]
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    > Also antibiotic resistant bacteria have been cultured from doctors'
    > cell phones. They can be transmitted to patients during ward rounds in
    > hospitals if the doctors use thier phones. Major culprit is
    > Acinetobacter species.


    I believe it.

    Computers in hospitals have also been known to spread computer viruses.





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