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Jan 24, 2017
Latex Allergy links from MEDLINEplus

https://medlineplus.gov/latexallergy.html

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

Source: MEDLINE

Jan 24, 2017
OSH Answers – Latex Allergy

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/latex.html

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

http://www.worldallergy.org/public/allergic_diseases_center/latexallergy/latexallergy.php

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)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/latex_allergies.pdf

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

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/latex/latex.html

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

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241870/

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