We started in September of 1991 as 25 patients of 2 allergy groups in Milwaukee, WI. Our allergists wanted us to form a support group because they felt that latex allergy was so difficult to manage that they thought we could help each other. Twenty three years later we leave as the top latex allergy organization in not only the United States, but the world. For that we are very grateful and prould.
In the beginning we worked with allergy researchers, glove manufactures, ASTM, FDA, OSHA, NIOSH; along with the allergy organizations (AAAAI & ACAAI) to understand the latex allergy. We needed to educate both healthcare workers and the healthcare industry.
...to be continued