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Does use of latex gloves in food preparation pose a danger?
Q. I read your article on latex gloves that states there is a hazard if people inhale the dust from latex gloves. Is there any danger to a student in a school cafeteria that eats food that is prepared by someone wearing latex gloves? Read more.
A. The hazards of latex exposure exist for those who are allergic to it, but not otherwise. Latex can be found in varying degrees in many products, but items such as powdered latex gloves and latex balloons are particularly high in content. If a person is allergic to latex, strict avoidance is best. Read more.
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