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Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace


For additional references, please contact your respective supplier or manufacturer of latex products. There are many case studies and references available to answer further questions you may have. The dangers of latex are real and suppliers will be more than happy to help protect you and your employees from developing sensitivity.

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