SRX Chemistry

SRX Chemistry / 2010 / Article

Research Article | Open Access

Volume 2010 |Article ID 769070 | 6 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2010/769070

Nickel Release from Piercing Jewellery

Received02 Dec 2009
Revised29 Dec 2009
Accepted14 Jan 2010
Published08 Mar 2010

Abstract

The migration of nickel was studied for a set of twelve new units of piercing jewellery and eleven ones used for longer than one year. First, the surface of the samples was analysed using ED XRF and then samples were submerged into the artificial sweat solution for 168 hours at 30C. The resulting solutions were then analysed using ICP OES. A significant migration of nickel was found for four samples used, whereas only one of them was considered to exceed the migration limit given by ČSN EN 1811 +A1. Regrettably, no connection between elemental composition of particular jewellery sample measured by ED XRF and corresponding Ni release to the artificial sweat was observed.

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Copyright © 2010 Miloslav Pouzar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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