|Actual situation of incidence and information
delivery on health damage due to rubber products
-focusing on allergic contact dermatitis and latex allergy-
National Institute of Health Sciences,Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi, (2004), 77(6), 213-218 General Review in Japanese.
Actual situation of incidence and information delivery of health hazard due to rubber products, including allergic contact dermatitis and latex allergy, were summarized. Firstly, it is important to perform cause investigation and clarify relationship of causative product and chemical in actual cases. Secondly, it is important to improve Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on rubber additives and perform risk assessment on rubber products considering product usage, exposure route, concentration, etc. Thirdly, it is important to promote information delivery through MSDS among manufacturers of rubber products, and through product labeling and internet home pages with practical and understandable product information from manufacturers to consumers.
Rubber product, Health hazard, Rubber allergy, Cause investigation, Information delivery