Latex Allergies? - Another state to ban latex gloves

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Do you have a latex allergy? 17% of healthcare and food workers, 34% of children having more than three surgeries and 6% of the U.S. population are estimated to have latex allergies.

If you don't, it may just be a lack of exposure to latex. "The more often a person comes into contact with latex, the more likely the person is to develop a latex allergy. There is no cure for a latex allergy." Some have such a strong latex allergy as to bring on an anaphylactic reaction.

More healthcare and food facilities are becoming latex free. In fact, come January 1, 2020, California will become the sixth state to require food service workers to use latex free gloves and utensils. The other latex banning states are Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Ohio, Oregon and Rhode Island.

GO Medical carries a full line of non-latex products including nitrile and vinyl gloves. Non-latex gloves can often be more durable and offer better barrier protection as well. You can buy gloves here

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