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Latex allergy: a prevention guide.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-113, 1998 Apr; :1-6
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.
Sensitivity-testing; Contact-dermatitis; Irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lotions; Lubricants
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-113
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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