Our rubber clothing is cut from latex sheeting, made from natural rubber latex (NRL), which is a vital ingredient found in thousands of every day products and healthcare items. It can be found in items such as balloons, clothing elastic, adhesive tape, condoms, surgical gloves, elasticated bandages and many, many more.
However, the natural proteins found in NRL can cause some people to have an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to this protein, you may have experienced reactions to kiwi fruit, avocado, banana, chestnut, potato, tomato, cherry, peach, and some other plant foods.
It is the body's immune system which reacts to proteins found in NRL, specific antibodies called IgE are hypersensitive to the protein. IgE- mediated reactions are the cause of this allergy, customers with this allergy are advised to avoid rubber sheeting/clothing.
It is therefore the customers responsibility to ensure they do not have this allergy before purchasing goods within this category. If you experience any itching, redness or swelling upon contact, remove immediately. Please consult your doctor or physician for more information.