Latex allergies in health and social care

Natural rubber latex (NRL) is found in many products used in health and social care. And has been extensively used in the manufacture of medical gloves (non-sterile examination gloves, surgical gloves) and a range of medical devices. As the use of such products has increased, particularly of single-use latex gloves in infection control, NRL allergy and sensitisation has been identified as a problem.

This webpage for the Health and Safety Executive  provides background information and links to guidance documents and a range of other resources.

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