Allergy & Asthma Network to Expand Latex Allergy Resources



VIENNA, VIRGINIA (January 17, 2017) – Allergy & Asthma Network is pleased to welcome latex allergy expert Sue Lockwood to its staff. With her leadership, the Network will enhance its latex allergy offerings with new resources.

Lockwood is a co-founder of the American Latex Allergy Association, a nationwide latex allergy support organization that closed in 2016 after 23 years. She has worked closely with allergy researchers and latex glove companies and partnered with leading allergy organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, to provide evidence-based resources.

“We are thrilled to add Sue and her considerable expertise in the field of latex allergy to our team,” says Tonya Winders, President and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network. “Sue will help us expand our reach and effectiveness as we create and disseminate latex allergy information, advice and resources for patients and healthcare professionals.”

“Latex allergy affects up to 6 percent of the general population in the United States, and its impact can be significant – even life-threatening – to those at risk,” Lockwood says. “Education and awareness remains critical in helping people with latex allergy better understand their condition, identify triggers and live well with their allergy.”

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