Surgical and patient examination gloves that have cornstarch powder on them or are made of natural latex rubber pose a serious threat to patients and health care workers and must be banned said Public Citizen, a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, in a petition filed Monday with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many people are chronically allergic to latex rubber. Health care workers can experience serious or life-threatening allergic reactions when they wear latex gloves or when they inhale the cornstarch powder bound to latex proteins that has been released from latex gloves worn by others. Inhaling the cornstarch ... Read More
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