Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What Does Hypoallergenic even mean? An important repost

In answer to some incorrect information-Despite what promoters of certain other metals may claim-Outcast 950 Palladium is appropriate to be called hypo allergenic. Some of you may wonder why I'm deleting posts about suspected palladium skin reactions. Hypoallergenic does not mean humanity in all it's billions have a guaranteed immunity to palladium allergic reactions. It does mean as shown below a decreased risk. In the case of palladium it is a dramatically decreased risk as compared to nickel based white gold or nickel based alloys in skin contact. Anyone with a confirmed positive reaction to palladium can certainly contact me and we will post the details if you wish. I'd like to quantify what kind of risk there actually is.

hypoallergenic definition - medical

hy·po·al·ler·gen·ic (hīˌpō-ălˌər-jĕnˈĭk)
Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.

The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

When we discuss terms, context is king. If you ask a chemist which metals are noble he will not include any metal that acts as a catalyst. If you ask a jeweler or a precious metals expert, they might include platinum, and palladium as "noble" because they will not tarnish in air. As we see above hypo allergenic means "decreased tendency" to create a reaction. To date white gold has reliably been implicated in nickel allergic reactions. Despite long searches on the internet, we have no evidence for any 950 Palladium causing any allergic reactions at all. In theory its possible. In fact it's yet to be proven. Every 950 Palladium is far and away less likely to cause any allergic reaction than any nickel white gold.

Palladium and platinum are both worn globally by countless numbers of people, and neither is any allergic threat of concern

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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