Monitoraggio del rischio latice: Campionamenti dell'allergene su particolato aerodisperso e su manufatti in gomma

Translated title of the contribution: Monitoring latex risk: Detection of airborne and glove allergens

M. Previdi, Laura Cantone, P. Marraccini, D. Cavallo, G. Garrajvione, F. Spadari, R. Marino

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Background: Latex is a relevant occupational and environmental allergen, strongly related to the extensive use of natural rubber products. Objectives: Threshold Limit Values have to be identified, as well as biocompatible materials in order to avoid sensitization or appearance of allergic symptoms. Methods: In this paper we consider the main methods, which have been used to detecting latex allergens for environmental monitoring of airborne and latex products. Results: We report our experience in such afield, and our approach to the latex problem, suggesting that quantification of allergens, which is currently applicable according to well standardized methods, should be adopted by manufacturers, agency and consumer organization.

Translated title of the contributionMonitoring latex risk: Detection of airborne and glove allergens
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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