Whether it is worn for fashion, function or to convey a message, wearing jewelry has become a part of everyone’s daily dressing routine. But are you aware that a small portion of our global population is allergic to the metal in our jewelry?
Between 10% to 12% of women and 6% of men experience Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD), or simply, a localized rash or irritation of the skin due to the skin coming in contact with an irritant (in this case a metal). The most common metals that cause ACD are gold and nickel. Both metals are listed on the top 10 most common causes of ACD.