Neonatal sensitisation to latex: a hypothesis.


The exposure of babies to latex gloves at birth may be behind the dramatic increase in childhood allergies in the past 40 years. Jennifer Worth explores this theory and calls for a ban on the use of pre-powdered latex gloves in maternity units.

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@article{Worth1999NeonatalST, title={Neonatal sensitisation to latex: a hypothesis.}, author={Judy Worth}, journal={Paediatric nursing}, year={1999}, volume={11 9}, pages={6-9} }