2015 Latex Allergy Awareness Week Webinar Series



Latex allergies impact up to 12 percent of healthcare workers and 6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). In addition, 68 percent of children with spina bifida have latex allergy. The allergy can be life-threatening, so patients must take special care to avoid contact with latex, which is found in many everyday items, from latex gloves used in healthcare and food preparation settings, to balloons and exercise balls.


Be Aware: Latex Allergy & Anaphylaxis Is Still Here! Learn all about latex allergy including history, allergens, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment from Sandra Gawchik, DO, board-certified allergist at Asthma and Allergy Associates in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Hosted by American Latex Allergy Association and Allergy & Asthma Network; sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.


The Why Behind Latex Allergy and Cross-Reactive Food webinar provides the listener with an understanding of why so many common fruits and vegetables display considerable allergenic cross-reactivities with products containing latex from Asian or South American rubber trees. Learn more about this topic from Thomas Grier, PhD, senior research scientist and director of allergen development for Greer Laboratories.

Hosted by American Latex Allergy Association and Allergy & Asthma Network; sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.