|Document ID (ISN)||107046|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||LaMontagne A.D., Radi S., Elder D.S., Abramson M.J., Sim M.
||Primary prevention of latex related sensitisation and occupational asthma: A systematic review
||May 2006, Vol.63, No.5, p.359-364. 22 ref.
||Eight primary prevention intervention studies on natural rubber latex (NRL) published since 1990 were identified and reviewed. Substitution of powdered latex gloves with low protein powder-free NRL gloves or latex-free gloves was found to greatly reduce NRL aeroallergens, NRL sensitization and NRL-asthma in healthcare workers. This substitution promises benefits to workers' health, and cost and human resource savings for employers. This message should be broadly disseminated beyond the hospital sector to include other healthcare settings (such as aged care facilities) as well as food service and other industries where latex gloves might be used.
||protective gloves; natural rubber; sensitization; hospitals; health care personnel; latex
||literature survey; allergens; substitution; asthma; economic aspects; sickness absenteeism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Hand and arm protection