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What is stainless steel jewelry? Are people allergic to it?
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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: It depends
"stainless steel" is a carbon based metal.
However, most "stainless steel" - even so called "surgical stainless" will contain other metals in trace amounts. If people are allergic to nickel or chromium, if their stainless steel has enough of those metals in it, they might have a reaction.

In brief: It depends
"stainless steel" is a carbon based metal.
However, most "stainless steel" - even so called "surgical stainless" will contain other metals in trace amounts. If people are allergic to nickel or chromium, if their stainless steel has enough of those metals in it, they might have a reaction.
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