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Latex Allergy Resources

The following are web pages that we hope you will find helpful. We have searched the web looking for links to assist those suffering from Latex Allergy Injuries. If you learn of any other links which could be helpful and you think should be added to this list, please forward these by e-mail to the Latex Litigation Support Staff.

Glove Protein Allergen Testing

This web site once contained content on glove testing provided by Ansell, a glove manufacturer. Please check back for modifications to the web site to see if the data is now available or contact Ansell to determine when or if "new" data will be made available.

Latex Links

Our thanks to Nancy A. Mitchell for a great set of links.

Medical News

Report from Reuters Health Information Services "Many Latex Gloves On The Market Permeable to Viruses" - Low-Allergy Gloves Not Very Hypoallergenic.

Latex Allergies: When Rubber Rubs the Wrong Way

This is a good background article by Dori Stehlin. This 1991 article describes the evolution of the problem and its diagnostic history.

Latex Mailing List

The rubber and latex allergy mailing list discusses all aspects of this allergy, from research and diagnosis to treatment, support, and economics surrounding rubber and latex allergies.

Rubber/Latex Allergy - Lisa Schilling

This article contains an Introduction to the topic, describes who is at risk, the process of diagnosis, and other valuable information. It also contains a great bibliography.

Latex Allergy Information Service (LAIS)

The Latex Allergy Information Service's mission is providing latex allergy education and developing policy and procedure.

Latex Allergy Testing receives FDA Approval

FDA has cleared for marketing the first blood test to measure latex antibodies in blood. March 24, 1995.

Join Support Groups

The greatest source of information are others who have been afflicted with latex allergy. If you would like to join a Latex Allergy Support Group, we suggest that you contact The Delaware Valley Latex Allergy Support Network or ELASTIC to receive their regular mailings (either by e-mail or regular mail) or check out our Latex Resources list. Please fill out a request form. We will forward your name to the above and add you to our mailing list, make available recent articles and other resources, and help put you in touch with others afflicted by latex allergy who are willing to share information concerning their problems and how they are coping with the allergy. In addition, if you would like to submit materials for our web site, please send e-mail to, or regular mail to Latex Web Information, Eleven Penn Center, 1835 Market Street Suite 2600, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.