Posted 7/18/2005 10:38 PM (GMT -6)
I thought the following was interesting...
"Persons who are repeatedly exposed to latex-containing products are at increased risk of developing an allergy to latex. Those with allergies to foods that have proteins similar to latex such as bananas, avocados, nuts, papayas, or kiwi are also more likely to be allergic to latex. Other personal factors for increased risk are a history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and dermatitis."