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re: students with latex or other allergies

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Connie Robbins-Brady (crobbins_brady)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 15:39:04 -0800 (PST)

For the teachers who work with children with allergies, please note: "Latex" and
"Rubber" are the same!! DO NOT give a child with "latex" allergies anything other
than synthetic gloves. These are not difficult to come by, and most likely the
child may just have some with them, or their parent does.

Also, realize that "Latex" or "rubber" is in a multitude of other things we forget
to check including...balloons, balls, erasers, bottoms of shoes, bicycle tires, etc.
Anything that feels or smells like rubber usually is rubber.

I am aware of this type of allergy because I have a son with Spina Bifida. Latex
allergy precautions are in effect for ALL children with Spina Bifida. Their
reactions can vary from sniffles or a slight rash to life-threatening. The allergy
reaction can come on with no prior symptoms. Terribly scary.

Just wanted to pass this on.... Connie

Connie Robbins-Brady

email address: crobbins_brady
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