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Nickel

Description

Nickel (Ni) is used primarily in the production of stainless steel and nickel alloys. It is also found in some natural settings. Human exposure comes from food, drinking water, and smoking. Information source: the World Health Organization.

Health Implications

Nickel is believed to be carcinogenic, but the only certain effect is a contact allergy in which skin becomes itchy and reddened. Information source: the World Health Organization.

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