Oh for goodness sake now we are all going to be killed by the new nickel 5p and 10p coins.
Dermatologists have expressed concern that the potential cost of skin disease related to nickel exposure has not been examined. They have called for the “poorly informed” Royal Mint to consider the financial implications of treating patients and the cost to the Treasury if those people are unable to work.
Oh no I predict tv adverts saying “if you’ve become sick by handling nickel coins you are entitled to compensation”.
New 5p and 10p coins are made of nickel-plated steel and are gradually being phased into circulation.
Skin experts say the Swedish authorities concluded that this type of coin posed unacceptable health risks. An excuse to get rid of 5p and 10p coins and round up prices to 20p units, Toff/Tories and their rich mates don’t miss a trick.
A letter, written by Danielle Greenblatt and Ian White of St John’s Institute of Dermatology, and David Gawkrodger, you couldn’t make that name up could you, of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, asks the Royal Mint whether a risk assessment has been completed to determine the effect of the coins on people who suffer allergic reactions to nickel.
They also asked what amount of nickel is released from the surface of the new coins. Government chief scientist Sir John Beddington should give his opinion on the matter, they concluded. Another few millions of taxpayers money spent on pointless research.
How many people spend more than a split second handling nickel coins? As far as I can see the only way people are going to be affected by nickel coins is if someone fires one at them from a catapult.
If you are a hypochondriac or planning to get time off work through nickel poisoning these are the symptons; insomnia, frontal headaches, irritability, vertigo, nausea, vomiting and difficulty sleeping.
Recognize the delayed pulmonary symptoms, which typically appear about 16 hours after the initial symptoms. They will continue to worsen and peak around the fourth day.
Notice symptoms similar to those of pneumonia, such as chest pains, rapid heart rate, dry cough, sweating and weakness. Severe cases of nickel poisoning may result in death.
This warmed the ‘cockles of my heart’.
A local school is doing a special school dinner menu for St George’s Day, mind you there is still a chance some politically correct lunatic will try and stop it.