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Using Powder-Free Latex Gloves Reduces Latex Allergy Rate in Healthcare Workers

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in healthcare workers have demonstrated that the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers.

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When Your Job Causes Asthma

Occupational asthma is caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust, or other potentially harmful substances while “on the job.” Often, your symptoms are worse during the days or nights you work, improve when you have time off, and start again when you go back to work.

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Asthma on the Job

Did you know that your job could trigger allergies and asthma? Occupational asthma, defined as a lung disorder caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust, or other potentially harmful substances while on the job, is the most prevalent work-related disease in developed countries.

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