General Information & Prevention
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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.
Allergic Reactions to Latex
Learn details about the cause of latex allergies, their diagnosis, treatment and management.
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
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
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.