Earrings are an important part of getting dressed, for the estimated 82 percent of women who have their ears pierced. But a new study indicates a third of the earrings tested from stores across the country have tested positive for nickel.
Researchers found you can't judge by the price, because at one store, everything under 8 dollars showed no nickel in any of their earrings. A different store a lot of earrings over 25 dollars tested positive for nickel in the earrings.
The American Academy of Dermatology says earrings with nickel leave millions of women with dermatitis or red, itchy ear lobes. So, the AAD suggests consumers buy "nickel-free" or "hypo-allergenic" jewelry.