Your Action is Needed!
There are two issues under consideration that are important to Natural Rubber Latex Allergy.
1. The proposed wording for ASTM standards to place restrictions on the
coloring of natural rubber latex and synthetic gloves
2. The proposed prohibition of latex gloves from food services
To submit written comments on these topics please use the Addresses listed below.
The ASTM International is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. It is made up of more than 20,000 members representing producers, users ultimate consumers, and representatives of government and academia. The documents they develop serve as a basis for manufacturing, procurement and regulatory activities.
For more information on the ASTM see: www.astm.org
The ASTM is currently in the color proposal draft process. The standardization of glove colors could improve patient and employee safety and prevent possible errors due to
The American Latex Allergy Association strongly urges it