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Latex Gloves - Allergy and Alternatives  

In the past several years there has been documentation in the medical literature of numerous cases of latex allergy in medical and other laboratory personnel. Many people are experiencing itchy hands, shortness of breath or other signs of allergic reactions when they use latex gloves in their laboratory work. Some people are changing to powder free gloves with some relief; however, other people get relief only after changing to another type of glove. 

Reference: Ann Ellis, Ellis EM Consulting Service, 1316 SW 61st Terrace, Gainesville, FL. 32607