Looking Out for Latex: Become aware of dealing with latex allergiesby: Sandra A. Holmes

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The author of this article shares information learned from actual classroom experiences with latex allergies. These allergies are new to the teaching profession as "a topic of which to be aware." Awareness of the numerous sources of latex in the classroom environment will help evaluate the materials selected for classroom and lab use. A list of products that contain latex and their alternatives is included.

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  • on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:25 AM

This article is about latex and latex allergies. Latex is in many more places in our world than just in latex gloves. With the use of latex gloves in the classroom students who might be unaware that they have this allergy can react to this material. This article provides all the information needed to be better informed about this allergy, what causes it, the reactions that are possible and more importantly how to prevent it.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:35 AM

It is important for teachers to be careful with using latex in the classroom. There may be students who have an diagnosed latex allergy. i would have both latex and latex free gloves for my students to use when working in the lab.

Kia Shields
Kia Shields

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