Latex allergy literature review: Evidence for making military treatment facilities latex safe

D. J. Reese, R. B. Reichl, J. McCollum

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Abstract

Latex allergy has become the epidemic of the 1990s for health care workers, as indicated by a remarkable increase in its prevalence. This literature review provides a brief background to the latex problem, strategies for prevention and management, a cost analysis of glove substitution in a clinical setting, and the implications for the military environment. Primary care providers must recognize the financial, medico-legal, occupational, and personal ramifications of latex allergy. Risk managers should realize that moving to a latex-free environment will reduce liability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)764-770
Number of pages7
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume166
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 17 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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