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Skin Allergies

The problem: The next time you break out in a rash, consider that your phone could be the culprit. A recent study proved that the nickel and chromium in cell phone casings can cause a reaction on skin called allergic contact dermatitis.

The solution: Not all cell phone brands contain the rash-inducing nickel, and not everyone is sensitive to the mineral. If you do have sensitive skin, enclose your phone in a plastic case and cover your screen with a clear protector to prevent irritation on your face and fingers.

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