Detect and Protect with Nickel Solution
Step One - Detect with Nickel Alert™ Simply put two drops of Nickel Alert on a cotton bud and rub the metal item for 15-30 seconds. If the swab turns pink-red, nickel has been detected.
Step Two - Protect with Nickel Guard™ When nickel has been detected, brush a thin coat of Nickel Guard on the item where the metal makes contact with the skin. The formula used in Nickel Guard creates a strong micro-bond with the metal, forming a barrier between skin and the irritant nickel.
- detects nickel in less than a minute
- protects against irritant contact dermatitis caused by allergy to nickel, gold and cobalt
- recommended by dermatologists
- safe and easy to use
- will not harm even the most valuable items
- 7.2ml enough for 120 tests
How Nickel Guard and Nickel Alert Work
The European Union introduced legislation to regulate nickel content in jewelry and other items in 2001 but despite the legislation, recent studies indicate that a large proportion of inexpensive jewellery still releases nickel in concentrations that may lead to nickel allergy.
This updated and simplified dimethylglyoxime (DMG) test safely and conveniently detects nickel in rings, watches, necklaces, earrings, belt buckles and jeans studs, hooks, buttons and zippers, spectacles, coins, thimbles and needles, kitchen utensils and other everyday items.
DMG spot nickel tests have been used for years in dermatology to detect the presence of nickel in concentrations as low as 1:10,000 and are sensitive enough for even the most exquisitely sensitive individuals.
Nickel Alert can also be used for individuals with gold or cobalt allergies to prevent exposure to these metals too.
Nickel Guard uses technology recommended by leading dermatologists to prevent nickel dermatitis* and does not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or Dibutyl Phthalate (all found in nail polish) which can cause secondary contact dermatitis.
Rietschel, R and Joseph F.Fowler Jr. MD, Fisher's Contact Dermatitis, fourth edition, Williams and Wilkins, p863, 1995