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Their mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. The Nickel Institute grows and supports markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel; and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation. Through their science division NiPERA Inc., they also undertake leading edge scientific research relevant to human health and the environment.

For a quick explanation of Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis and how to avoid it download the infographic.

NACD Stakeholder workshops

27 June 2017 - Brussels

The Nickel Institute hosted its third stakeholder workshop on nickel allergy. The event "Nickel allergy and the EU nickel restriction – articles in direct and prolonged contact with the skin: state of play and challenges ahead" brought together dermatologists, regulators, testing and standardisation experts as well as industry, to discuss the latest EU activities on the implementation of the nickel restriction in “articles in prolonged and direct skin contact”.

The aim of the workshop was:

  • To provide an update on the latest EU activities relevant to the implementation of the nickel restriction: draft ECHA Guidelines on “prolonged skin contact”, ongoing sources of nickel allergy, testing developments, etc.
  • To openly discuss with stakeholders their practical experiences, challenges, concerns and expectations vis-à-vis the implementation of the EU nickel restriction, current developments and potential implications;
  • To better understand existing science relevant to the nickel restriction and review additional scientific information relevant to nickel dermatitis;
  • To inform stakeholders on the results of the Nickel Institute’s scientific research project on “prolonged skin contact”.

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23 June 2016 - Chicago

The second workshop provided a timely opportunity for interested parties to share their views and experiences as well as their concerns and expectations regarding communication and prevention strategies to decrease prevalence of nickel dermatitis in North America

The participants were provided with a complete overview of all dimensions around the issue of nickel allergic contact dermatitis, including history of prevalence, the science, challenges, and next steps. The workshop also informed about the many beneficial properties of nickel and nickel-containing materials and their vital role in a wide range of applications.

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25 June 2015 - Brussels

The Nickel Institute hosted its first workshop bringing together over 50 stakeholders, including representatives from EU institutions, national authorities, dermatologists, industry, standards authorities and testing experts. The event provided participants with a neutral forum to discuss a wide range of topics related to Nickel Allergic Contact Dermatitis (NACD) and the EU Nickel Restriction. The objective was to provide an open platform to share views, experiences and concerns as well as discuss the achievements and challenges ahead, 20 years after the adoption of the EU Nickel Directive.

The event provided an update on the latest EU activities relevant to the implementation of the Nickel Restriction, shared up-to-date knowledge on NACD and created a forum for cooperative and constructive communication between stakeholders regarding their practical experiences, challenges, concerns, expectations, current EU developments and potential implications as well as introduce a new scientific research project being conducted by the Nickel Institute.

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