Natural rubber latex allergy.

@inproceedings{Maria1997NaturalRL,
  title={Natural rubber latex allergy.},
  author={Ana Maria},
  year={1997}
}
  • Ana Maria
  • Published 1997
Natural rubber latex (NRL) is a milky fluid from the Hevea brasiliensis (Hev b) tree, which functions as a protective sealant (Ownby, 2002). Because of its excellent elastic properties, it is widely used in the manufacture of medical devices and in a variety of everyday articles such as gloves, condoms, balloons, baby nipples, syringe plungers, and vial stoppers. As many as 40 000 types of consumer products may contain NRL (Perkin et al., 2000). The use of rubber for surgical gloves was first… CONTINUE READING

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