- All Levels Of Government
1 to 8% of the world population has an allergy to latex. Sounds like a small number until you realize that equals 65 to 520 Million people.
This issue becomes bigger when you understand that it is not just a contact allergy, but can be an airborne allergy as well. This means, unlike many food allergies, people with a latex allergy don't need to come in contact with the substance, just merely be in it's presence.
Those with a latex allergy are encouraged not to eat any of the following as well:
Pear, Mango, Sweet Pepper,
Peach, Rye, Cayenne Pepper,
Plum, Wheat, Shellfish,
Cherry, Hazelnut, Sunflower Seed,
Pineapple, Walnut, Citrus Fruits,
Strawberry, Soybean, Coconut,
Fig, Peanut, Chick Pea,
Grape, Buckwheat, Castor Bean,
Apricot, Dill, Lychee,
Passion, Fruit, Oregano Zucchini,
Nectarine, Sage, Persimmon
And these are just some of the other things that people with latex allergies should not be in contact with or even in proximity to:
Pacifiers/ Baby Bottle Nipples
Gutta Perch/ Gutta Balota (used to seal root canals)
Blood pressure cuffs
We, the undersigned, call for a ban of all latex products (including, but not limited to gloves, rubber bands, balloons) in all public places (including but not limited to parks, arenas, malls, restaurants, offices).
The Ban Latex In Public Places petition to All Levels Of Government was written by Eric MacKeigan and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.