Subject: Latex Gloves can be dangerous
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006
Hi: Thanks for your advice on using CPES alone to preserve my dock. I have
been reading the written material enclosed with my order. You recommend that
latex gloves be used when working with epoxy. There is a better safer
choice. Vinyl gloves are less porous to chemicals and avoid the problems
with latex allergies. Latex products in contact with the skin can cause
death in people that have been sensitized to latex. This reaction is called
latex anaphylaxis. It is very hard to treat and most people experiencing
anaphylaxis from any cause die. I have had the good fortune of saving two
individuals that experienced a latex anaphylactic reaction. There are also
less severe skin reactions to latex - e.g. contact dermatitis. If you have
any doubts you can Google latex anaphylaxis. You may have noticed that
there are warnings on many products that contain latex.
Your post is most appreciated. We will post your caution in our Q&A section, and make revisions in our copy to recommend vinyl gloves.