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
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.
Our thanks to Nancy A. Mitchell for a great set of links.
Report from Reuters Health Information Services "Many Latex Gloves On
The Market Permeable to Viruses" Low-Allergy Gloves Not Very Hypoallergenic.
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.
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.
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.
Allergy Information Service (LAIS)
The Latex Allergy Information Service's mission is providing latex allergy
education and developing policy and procedure.
Allergy Testing receives FDA Approval
FDA has cleared for marketing the first blood test to measure latex antibodies
in blood. March 24, 1995.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular
mail to Latex Web Information, c/o Michael Monheit, 2010 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103.
This informational piece was prepared by Monheit, 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?" button on this web site.
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