Latex Alert - Natural Rubber or Latex gloves DO NOT offer adequate protection against most hazardous materials and should only be used if recommended by a manufacturer for a particular chemical. When recommended for particular chemicals by a manufacturer, Brown University does use Latex Gloves. Repeated exposure to Latex and latex products may result in the development of latex allergies!

Symptoms of Latex Allergies - If you or your family experience allergic reaction symptoms, you should contact your health care provider and report the symptoms to the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at 863-3353. Symptoms of latex allergies may include:

  • Dry, irritated skin
  • Oozing skin blisters
  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • CoughingWheezing
  • Asthma
  • Life Threatening Shock
  • Hives


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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last Updated on 07/12/2005