Loma Linda University Health
Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis Survey
For over 70 years, nickel has been recognized as a significant cause of allergy. Initiatives to direct manufacturers to use safer metals that release less nickel have been in effect in Europe for over a decade. Adoption of similar initiatives in the US could lead to a projected savings of $5.7 billion per year, or more than $113 billion over a 20-year period!
You are invited to participate in a survey entitled “Patient Registry of Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis.” The goal is to assess the number of people in the United States confirmed to be allergic to nickel. This information is intended to be used to encourage policy makers to establish safer use guidelines for nickel in common items like earring posts, keys, door handles and electronics. The survey will take about 1 minute to complete and will ask you questions about your allergy to nickel, for example, when, how, and by whom you were diagnosed.
Your participation is voluntary and will not affect the relationship you have with any of your providers. There is minimal risk for breach of confidentiality due to the software that allows you to complete and submit the survey anonymously. There will be no information linking your answers back to you.
You may contact an impartial third party not associated with this study regarding any questions or complaints by calling (909)-558-4647 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Study approved by the Loma Linda University Institutional Review Board (IRB # 5150230).
Thank you for your assistance in helping us build awareness for nickel contact dermatitis.
Limit one submission per person.
The LLU Registry and Nickel Allergy Alliance
1. Have you ever had a reaction/allergy to nickel, a silvery-white metal commonly used in a variety of personal and industrial items (like costume jewelry, watches, belt buckles, etc.)?
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