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Re: Teachers w/students w/latex or other allergies

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Jhirunrtx
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 22:25:01 EST


I teach k-5 and have many children with allergies. The school nurse keeps me
posted on which children have allergies and which kinds. I can usually
substitute a material or in the case of chalk, provide a mask for that child.
Children can also sit outside the classroom with a substance is bothering
them.
I don't use oil paints or other strong smelling materials, so my situation
might not help you.
If a child is allergic to latex, and you must use latex gloves, make sure you
have a pair of rubber gloves for that child.
I think for an older child, they should be responsible for checking with the
teacher on what kinds of materials will be used in a class before taking it.
I have asthma myself, so I'm pretty careful about whatt I use in the
classroom.
J

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