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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:19 pm 
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What we have discovered is a way to remove most of the proteins in latex that cause the allergies.” He said Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) retains the positive characteristics of protection, strength and tactile sensitivity, but with “virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins that cause the allergies.”

Roughly 8 percent of the U.S. population and possibly up to 17 percent of health care workers are allergic to latex, according to the American Latex Allergy Association. Those most at-risk are those who work in gloves, such as doctors, nurses, food service workers and cleaners, along with people with spina bifida and those who have undergone multiple surgeries.


http://www.ajc.com/business/latex-maker ... 46159.html

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:03 am 
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So, now that the manufacturers are realizing they have a significant market to tap, they start to develop a less allergic product...good start.

I haven't heard of many people who are slightly allergic to latex. It's usually anaphylaxis.

Still, it's a good start.

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