Latex allergy is getting to be a BIG problem
Latex allergy is getting to be a BIG problem. It already affects over 6% of the population...over 10% of health care workers and patients who have frequent surgeries.
There's been a dramatic increase since the late 1980s...ever since hospitals and clinics adopted universal precautions and started using more latex gloves.
Latex is the milky sap from rubber trees. Proteins in latex can trigger allergic reactions...especially after repeated exposure.