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Can’t touch this: “Latex-free” labels are misleading
- By: Daniel Pendick,
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The initial latex came from all the sap of the rubber forest (Hevea brasiliensis), earning it the designation of “100 % natural rubberized latex.” It can be used which will make a host of stretchy items, including adhesive bandages, condoms, hand protection used in wellness care and also dishwashing, balloons, rubber musical organization, elastic employed in waistbands and also socks, baby bottle nipples, pillows, and much more. Natural rubber latex contains healthy proteins which package off some people’s resistant systems, leading to a good allergic response. A alternative, artificial latex, doesn’t contain these healthy proteins so doesn’t provoke allergies.
Latex continues to be part of many vaccines.
A study has shown that latex exposure may cause autism.
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Very interesting blogs on fitness.. would love read them all and make myself stay fit for long and healthy 🙂 Thanks, Jasmine,
Yes, very smart article, some days ago, I had a situation with ‘latex free’ product.. which wasn’t free of latex and now I have ugly rash on my hands. Very good article
well, even adhesive products need proper labeling.
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