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Metallophobia is the fear of metal objects, especially sharp metal objects. The cause of the fear include obsession, disasters involving metals such as 9/11, and a small incident like stepping on a rake or poked by a nail. Sufferers may not avoid metal since they know that civilization would not exist without metals. For example, they may use things with metal components in it, like a toaster, but with plastic covering.

Metallophobes may suffer from a variety of symptoms, including breathlessness, trembling, dizziness, crying, panic attacks, and social anxiety.

Aurophobia[edit | edit source]

Aurophobia is the fear of gold. Sufferers of aurophobia will avoid seeing or touching things made of gold, such as jewelry.

Argyrophobia[edit | edit source]

Argyrophobia, or argentophobia, is the fear of silver. Argyrophobia sufferers would avoid using silverware, silver cutlery and other silver objects.

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