Nickel in Watches Causes Allergic Reactions - Part II
The lists of items includes: metal buttons, watches, as well as earrings necklaces, bracelets and some other products that can come in contact with the skin. The directive that the European Community provides is quite similar to the one Denmark signed. The problems linked with applying new standards are not insurmountable, due to the fact that some suitable materials are already in use today. However, the watch*** industry needs to invest huge sums to use sustainable materials in watches.Allergic reactions from nickel has raised serious concerns in the European Community, which is why it started drafting a legislation that the goal of which was to control materials such as nickel. Thus a certain number of countries have started taking measures regarding different objects made of metals that might include nickel. Denmark was the first to sign a legislation in June 27, 1989, which prohibits both import and production of a wide list of products that liberate quantities of nickel higher than 0.5 microgram/cm2 over one week.