FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Latex Gloves

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a ban on powdered latex gloves because the powder can become airborne and contribute to wound inflammation, allergic airway reactions, and surgical adhesions. This is not an issue with synthetic gloves, though. The agency said this ban would not create a shortage of gloves.

PositiveTip: Avoid exposure to powdered substances as much as possible.