|Molecular Weight of Agent||HMW|
|Occupation|| Healthcare workers|
|Outcome/Diagnosis||Sensitization to latex and presence of symptoms|
|Activity Intervention|| Use of powder-free natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves(1 year) |
|Participation Rate||435 out of 1075 participated (rate=40%)|
|Intervention Effectiveness||All participants latex skin prick test (SPT) negative at baseline. |
For powdered NRL glove use:
For powder-free NRL glove use:
- Personal air samples: exposure ranged from 5 to 616 ng/m3
- 2 new latex SPT positive results in 208 participants (1%), both symptomatic.
- Personal air samples except two: exposure ranged below the limit of detection (<0.1 ng/m3)
- 2 new latex SPT positive results in 227 participants (0.9%), neither symptomatic.