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2014-07-09 16:28:46

VIENNA, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness about life-threatening latex allergies. Latex allergies impact 8-12 percent of health care workers and 1-6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2013-12-10 23:27:56

Dry, dehydrated skin more susceptible to skin allergies and dermatitis says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The chances that wearing latex gloves will cause an allergic reaction is reduced considerably if the wearer makes sure the skin on their hands is healthy and moist rather than dry and dehydrated. This discovery, by water and skin researcher Sharon Kleyne is good news for the rapidly growing number of individuals required to...

2013-01-19 23:02:55

Proprietary formulation allows SUPERFIT Neoprene Examination Gloves to truly resemble the fit and feel of natural rubber latex without risk of latex allergy. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 Today AD Surgical announces the release of SUPERFIT, a powder-free examination glove that is made from neoprene (polychloropene). SUPERFIT exam gloves contain no latex proteins and are safe for latex-sensitive (Type l) and chemical-sensitive (Type lV) health care professionals and patients....

2012-07-23 23:02:52

Astrabeds offer approved textiles for sleeping with latex allergies. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 Astrabeds is proud to announce their recent Oeko-Tex 100 certification, approved textiles void of harmful substances. This important certification indicates Astrabeds uses textiles that do not contain allergenic dye-stuffs that can prove harmful with latex allergies Astrabeds firmly believes there is no question how debilitating allergies can be. Those prone to allergens go to great...

2011-08-17 22:22:38

Airborne latex allergens spread by cornstarch used to powder gloves Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers. Reducing the use...

2010-03-17 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- William R. Doyle, President and CEO of Vystar® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, will present a paper at the Smithers Rapra's Sixth International Latex & Synthetic Polymer Dispersions Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on...

2009-10-22 06:04:00

BRUSSELS, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - Comprehensive Gammex(R) Surgical Range and a Wide Selection of Examination Gloves Offer Optimal Protection and Prevent Infections and Allergies Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in barrier protective solutions, is the developer of the Gammex(R) medical gloves, a series acclaimed by surgeons worldwide for its exceptional combination of high protection and comfort levels. Present for the third consecutive year Ansell will be demonstrating...

2009-03-10 19:34:54

A physician-led healthcare system in Pennsylvania had fewer latex-related illness claims after switching to powder-free latex gloves. The study suggests powder -- such as cornstarch -- used to make gloves less likely to tear and easier to grip with and to take on and off may aggravate latex allergies. Allergic reactions range from simple itching to anaphylactic shock. The study, published in the journal Dermatitis, found worker's compensation claims for latex-related illness went down after...

2008-12-11 12:56:00

MARICOPA, Ariz., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation announces the release of its ground-breaking line of Optiprene(TM) natural rubber emulsions. The line launches with four medical-grade formulations. Optiprene HA and KOA Natural Rubber Emulsions are formulated for use in surgical or examination gloves, medical adhesives, latex wound care products and catheters that are safe for people with latex allergies. Optiprene HA+2 and KOA+2 Natural Rubber Emulsion Compound Systems are...


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