Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
The chances that wearing latex gloves will cause an allergic reaction is reduced considerably if the wearer makes sure the skin on their hands is healthy and moist rather than dry and dehydrated. This discovery, by water and skin researcher Sharon Kleyne is good news for the rapidly growing number of individuals required to wear protective gloves in the work place or who choose to wear them when performing certain tasks at home.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a research, education, technology and product development company specializing in fresh water, atmospheric water vapor and skin and eye dehydration. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water®, one of the Research Center’s global consumer products, provide a mist of 100% fresh water that instantly supplements the water content of dry, dehydrated skin to improve skin health. Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
The use of rubber globes to protect the hands, according to Kleyne, is growing dramatically. More and more laws require these gloves for workers in medical and food handling professions. In addition, people are increasingly choosing to wear them while performing tasks such as washing dishes, gardening or working with household chemicals.
The preferred material for rubber gloves is latex, either natural or synthetic. Latex gloves, Kleyne notes, are inexpensive, light, flexible, and have the most natural feel. They are the least likely to interfere with hand and finger movement, which is important to surgeons. Latex gloves are the most likely, however, to produce an allergic reaction on the skin of the hands. Latex alternatives such as neoprene and vinyl are either more expensive or have a less natural feel.
According to Kleyne there are three categories of latex allergy, the most commo
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