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Is California Banning Latex Glove Use?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

In recent months, California has added itself to the growing list of states who are passing legislation to ban the use of latex utensils, including latex gloves, in the food service industry. The reason for passing this type of legislation is to avoid the symptoms and reactions of latex allergies. With repeated exposure to latex, individuals suffering from the allergy experience worse or more intense reactions. There are many reactions to latex allergies, including hives, itching, swelling, respiratory failure, flushing, rashes, asthma symptoms, severe gastrointestinal issues, airway swelling, confusion, anaphylactic shock, and even death. Since there is no cure for a latex...

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