Top Ten Reasons to avoid Latex Gloves*
Congress on Health and Safety
Most nurses and other health care workers are still exposed to natural rubber latex every day, primarily through the use of latex gloves.
* Avoid the use of natural rubber latex gloves in your work environment and in your personal health and dental care.
1. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Alert, Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-135, June 1997
2. Occupational Health and Safety Administration - Technical Information Bulletin - Potential for Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex Glove and other Natural Rubber Products. Information date: 19990412 (April 12, 1999)