AIBON Latex Allergy Solution
In our surroundings, you may have noticed that some individuals develop allergies when using latex gloves. The primary symptoms include itchy red rashes, raised red bumps on the skin surface, and occasionally small blisters that itch and lead to swelling. But what exactly causes latex allergies?
The primary culprit lies in the high latex protein content found in natural rubber products used as raw materials. Additionally, the introduction of talcum powder and rubber additives during the production process can contribute to these allergies. Direct contact or inhalation of latex particles, particularly in powdered gloves, can trigger these allergic reactions. To address this, some gloves are manufactured without powder, and we employ a chlorination process to create a smooth, non-sticky surface. Chlorination or oxidation not only achieves a smooth surface but also forms a protective barrier, limiting the migration of contaminants and residual proteins from the latex body to the outer layer.
Another approach to mitigate protein migration is coating the natural latex surface with a polymer barrier, ensuring smoothness. However, it’s important to note that these methods are effective only on coated surfaces, as proteins can still migrate through the other side. To further minimize the risk of allergies, we employ thorough cleaning techniques to remove surface films, either with water or through high-temperature cooking, reducing surface proteins and the likelihood of allergic reactions.
At AIBON, we prioritize the well-being of individuals with sensitive skin. We use high-temperature cooking and chlorination to significantly reduce the protein content in our gloves. It is crucial for employers to choose hypoallergenic products to safeguard those with latex sensitivity.
As an experienced glove manufacturer in China, AIBON is continually updating our processes to minimize the occurrence of latex allergies. To learn more about latex allergies, please feel free to explore our resources.
Latex Allergy Information
Latex protein comes from natural rubbers. They are utilized in glove manufacturing processes that may cause various allergies. There are two types of possible allergies when using latex gloves.
Type I (Quick Hypersensitivity)
This level of allergy is more severe because the allergy reacts quickly after using latex-related gloves. It typically shows numerous clinical signs, including the following.
Type IV (Delayed Immunological Effect)
It is a latex allergic reaction that is not harmful as Type I. However, Type IV may result in itchiness until redness and blisters form. After such responses, they will heal yet have scaled or dry skin. Type IV is the reaction caused by extra chemicals used in processed rubber-made gloves.
How Does it Happen
Latex allergies will occur when the natural rubber features distress our immune system. And the latex rubber composition that triggers allergies are
- Spherical polyisoprene
- Water-soluble protein coating
The healthcare field already uses latex-free medical tools, including gloves, to prevent allergies. However, professionals have options for wearing latex or non-latex protective gloves. It always depends on application impacts or purposes.