Public Citizen calls for ban on latex gloves across US

ERJ staff report (DS)

Washington DC — US consumer organisation Public Citizen (PC) has called for a ban on all surgical and exam gloves made from natural rubber latex and lubricated with cornstarch. The organisation filed a petition with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late on Monday this week.

The organisation said in a 26 April statement, “Surgical and patient examination gloves that have cornstarch powder on them or are made of natural rubber latex should be banned because of the serious threat they…

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