Latex Allergies


Allergy to latex, a product of the rubber tree, is becoming more common. As a society, we are exposed to many products that contain latex including gloves, children’s toys, and medical appliances. Those who work in laboratory, health care, and food service settings add work exposure to the other everyday exposures. Studies have estimated that 8 to 17% of health care workers and 1 to 3% of the general population experience symptoms of latex allergy

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
June 19, 2008
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet