Latex Allergy

Agency Topic Pages

Date Added Resource Source
Aug 2011

Occupational Latex Allergies

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/latex/?s_cid=3ni7d2fb082220110130pm

Latex gloves have proved effective in preventing transmission of many infectious diseases to health care workers. But for some workers, exposures to latex may result in allergic reactions. Reports of such reactions have increased in recent years--especially among health care workers.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2004

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Occupational Latex Allergies

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/latex/

Latex gloves have proved effective in preventing transmission of many infectious diseases to health care workers. But for some workers, exposures to latex may result in allergic reactions. Reports of such reactions have increased in recent years--especially among health care workers.

(NIOSH)
May 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Latex Allergy

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/latexallergy/

Allergy to latex was first recognized in the late 1970s. Since then, it has become a major health concern as an increasing number of people in the work place have been affected.

(OSHA)