I’m not sure if I understand the original thread on metal allergies
but If I understand correctly that the discussion is mostly about
nickel allergies, then it’s just a simple matter of facts and math.
Nickel allergies are the most common metal allergies on the planet
and it’s often used in alloys that may touch skin. So there isn’t
much to debate about. According to one study, it’s 12% of all women
who were tested and 6% of all men who were tested. So if the study is
accurate, 18% of the billions of people on the planet is a hell of a
lot of people who cannot wear anything with cheap alloys that use
nickel. I think in Europe they have some rules against using nickel
in white gold due to math and facts.
But 300 dollars an ounce Palladium vs cheap nickel means it’s still
widely used where it is legal. But math and facts are not America’s
strong point so we continue to see nickel while our European
counterparts scratch their heads.
Sadly, since women seem to have more of a chance of being allergic,
and the fact that earrings give more intimate contact going through
ear piercings, we still see nickle being used widely.
Because of the new fitness trackers that you can wear on your
wrists, there has been some new studies about allergies so if
interested check out this article.
Have a good weekend,