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Stainless Steel issues and impacts due to the classification of Nickel
The case of nickel is very representative for the difficulty of the classification of metals: it is classified carcinogenic by inhalation, which is an impossible exposure route for the massive form unless the metal is in powder form. For the time being it has not been possible to discriminate the classification by forms. In the assessment also the totality of the Ni compounds is classified as carcinogenic. The EU makes little distinction between the metallic form and its chemical compounds.
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