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Updated 03 June 2015

Sources of latex exposure

If you thought you could only pick up latex allergies from condoms and surgical gloves, think again. Here’s a list of sources – some of which may surprise you.

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If you thought you could only pick up latex allergies from condoms and surgical gloves, think again. Here’s a list of sources – some of which may surprise you.

  • Anaesthetic apparatus;
  • Gloves
  • Baby bottle nipples;
  • Golf grips;
  • Balloons;
  • Headsets;
  • Bandages;
  • Injection vials;
  • Belts;
  • Latex cuffs;
  • Bras;
  • Milking machines;
  • Buretrols;
  • Ostomy bags;
  • Cardiac catheters;
  • Paint;
  • Carpet backing;
  • Pacifiers;
  • Chewing gum;
  • Rubber bands;
  • Clothing;
  • Rubber cement;
  • Condom;
  • Footwear;
  • Corsets;
  • Suspenders;
  • Dental cofferdams;
  • Surgical gloves;
  • Drip sets;
  • Syringes;
  • Erasers;
  • Tennis grips;
  • Examination gloves;
  • Teething rings;
  • Face masks;
  • Foam pillows;
  • Garden hoses

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Sources: Health24

 
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