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Latex-free rubber product
Allergy to latex was first recognized in the late 1970’ s. since then, it has become a major health concern as an increasing number of people in the work place were affected. Health care workers exposed to latex gloves or medical products containing latex are especially at risk. It is estimated that 8-12%of health care workers are latex sensitive. Between 1988-1992, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 1000 reports of adverse health effects from exposure to latex. Strong has developed 100% latex-free rubber product and it eliminates the need for FDA and TESTEX (Swiss Textile Testing Institute) labeling requirements. The latex-free rubber product can contact shin directly (including the latex - sensitive’s) and have been extensively used both here and abroad, mainly applied in medical and healthcare products, non-woven products, athletic products, swimming suits, clothing.
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