Cobalt is a metal widely used in alloys. It is also a component in some paints and pigments used to produce a blue color. The most common sources of skin exposure are nickel-plated objects.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Metal objects that must be used (like keys) can be covers with layers of nail polish or other lacquer exposure.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Possible Occupational Exposure
Separating, Filtering and Clarifying Machine Operator
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Polyester resin industry
Pottery (wet clay)
Cyanocobalamin (Vit B12)
Possible cross-reactions may occur with other chemicals:
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.