2 firms respond to US attempt to ban NR latex medical gloves

By Miles Moore, Crain staff (R&PN)

Washington DC — Responding to an effort to get medical gloves made of natural rubber or powdered with cornstarch banned, one glove maker defended its work to reduce allergy dangers, and another touted synthetic rubber gloves.

Ansell Healthcare and Showa-Best Gloves Inc. commented on an April 25 petition by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen to the Food and Drug Administration. Public Citizen-which sought a similar ban in 1998-said a continuing allergy crisis is spurring the organisation to renew its call for…

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