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A British Association of Dermatologists' study showed that the levels of nickel found in cell phones can cause dermatological problems for many cell phone users. As many as 33% of people are at least slightly allergic to nickel, and nearly half of the 22 cell phones tested had levels that could affect those poor souls. Luckily, the allergy causes friendly, non-fatal dermatitis: itchy skin and a mild rash, easily healed with a topical steroid cream. I feel like cell phones get a bad rap, since even jewelry can cause the same reaction, so here's an encouraging list of diseases you definitely won't get from your phone. 1. Athlete's Foot 2. Polio 3. Feline Senior Dementia 4. the Bends 5. Priapism 6. the Vapors 7. Seasonal Affective Disorder 8. the Bubonic Plague So things really aren't so bad. [CTV]


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