While the controversy continues to rage about cell phone radiation and brain tumors, now some are blaming tech gadgets for various types of skin rashes. Some consumers have reported their Ipod, PDA or cell phone have caused them to break out in a red rash or hives. Many consumers buy a tech gadget and use it heavily in the first few days and suddenly realize that they have a contact rash leading them to return their new tech toy.
Todd Resengart, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Stony Brook University believes that many of the metals used in the manufacturing of tech gadgets may be the trigger for these allergic reactions. The problem is that there are many people who are very sensitive to some metals. Nickel is often blamed for different types of skin rashes and many people have contact allergies to nickel. Often cell phones and tech gadgets are manufactured with batteries that contain nickel.
If you find that you are breaking out in hives or various types of skin rashes of course you should discontinue use of the product no matter how addicted you might be to it. A doctor might be able to diagnose what exactly is causing your allergy. Some users suggest buying a skin for your tech gadget can stop skin rashes. A skin for those who are unfamiliar is simply a cover that goes over the top of your gadget. They are used by many to customize their tech toys as they often come in various prints.
With the use of PDA’s and cell phones only increasing its likey we may see more of these types of allergic reactions if they are responsible. I am sure we can expect many more studies and the controversy and debate will continue.