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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Latex Allergy

Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Latex is a natural substance that is made from the sap of rubber trees. Natural rubber latex is found in most latex gloves, and many medical, household, and other consumer products. Synthetic rubber is made from different materials and does not cause latex allergy.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-16 15:45:58
Description Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Latex is a natural substance that is made from the sap of rubber trees. Natural rubber latex is found in most latex gloves, and many medical, household, and other consumer products. Synthetic rubber is made from different materials and does not cause latex allergy.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Latex, Allergies
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-16 15:42:25
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-16 15:45:58
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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