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Jan 24, 2017
Latex Allergy links from MEDLINEplus

Access to Medline Plus topics on latex allergies including overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, prevention/screening; children and more.


Jan 24, 2017
OSH Answers – Latex Allergy

Allergies to latex rubber have been identified as a serious concern for workers who become sensitized to latex gloves and other natural rubber products.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 24, 2017
Allergic Reactions to Latex

Learn details about the cause of latex allergies, their diagnosis, treatment and management.

Source: WAO

Jan 01, 2012
Worksafe BC: Dealing with Latex Allergies at Work (updated 2011)

The information in this booklet applies to a wide range of jobs with exposure to rubber products. This booklet explains the health problems that may be caused by using rubber products; the natural rubber latex protein allergy, and more.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Nov 01, 2010
OSHA Hospital eTool – HealthCare Wide Hazards Module: Latex Allergy

eTools are "stand-alone", interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. T

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2005
Latex Allergy and Occupational Asthma in Health Care Workers: Adverse Outcomes

The prevalence of natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy has been estimated to be 5-18% in health care workers, and latex exposure has been one of the leading causes of occupational asthma in the last several years.

Source: NCBI