Public Citizen Calls for Ban on Latex Medical Gloves

Amanda Bowers, an emergency room nurse, always keeps her EpiPen nearby during her 12-hour shift. Bowers is allergic to latex, and the tiny needle loaded with epinephrine is her weapon against a life-threatening allergic reaction. Even though the Columbus, Ohio, hospital where Bowers works is latex-free, the stretchy gloves donned by paramedics rushing patients into the ER are enough to make Bowers' eyes water and her skin itch. If she gets too close, it gets hard for her to breathe. "If I'm...Full Story
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