The exercises below build upon the concepts you learned from your textbook. Use the website links below to help you answer these questions.
There has been a growing interest and awareness of latex allergy in the medical community over the past 5 years. The incidence of latex allergy in health professionals is 5-12%. A number of web sites are devoted to informing the public about latex allergies. One such site may be found at http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/information/latex_allergy.html. Go to this site and find answers to the following questions.
- Besides latex gloves, name 4 other consumer products that can produce latex allergy in susceptible clients.
- Why has the number of people sensitive to latex increased in the past 5 years.
- How is it possible for a client to exhibit allergic symptoms without even being touched by a latex product?