Debra Lynn Dadd

Cornstarch powder in latex gloves

QUESTION:

Hi Debra:

I thought some of your readers may be interested in knowing that the presence of cornstarch powder in latex gloves can greatly increase the likelihood that one will become sensitized to latex. See this link: www.immune.com/rubber/nr3.html#latex

So if anyone uses latex gloves, they may want to purchase the unpowdered variety.

POSTED BY RMM :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 12/16/2008 12:28 PM


COMMENTS:

I'm not allergic to latex, but I am allergic to the cornstarch that is used to powder them. People who are allergic to corn or sulfites needs to avoid them. I have to tell people in medical settings, to use non-powdered gloves for anything they may do to me. Or I'm at risk of severe allergic reactions to the corn and sulfites, from the cornstarch on the gloves.

POSTED BY DONNIE :: MICHIGAN USA :: 12/17/2008 1:44 PM


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