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RUBBER LATEX

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

About RUBBER LATEX: Rubber Latex is a milky juice exuded from various species of the rubber tree. It has beenprocessed to increase its solids content and stability.

Function(s): Film Former; Opacifying Agent; FILM FORMING

Synoym(s): LATEX; NATURAL RUBBER; NATURAL RUBBER LATEX; POLY [OXY (DIMETHYLSILYLENE) ] ; RUBBER LATEX, NATURAL; RUBBER, NATURAL; CAOUTCHOUC; GUM NAFKACRYSTAL; INDIA RUBBER; NAFKA; NAFKA CRYSTAL GUM

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Known human asthmatic toxicant or allergenNational Library of Medicine
Possible human toxicant or allergenNational Library of Medicine

Data gaps

Concern Reference
33,433 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Occupational hazards

Concern Reference
Single case study detailing occupational hazardsNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
National Library of Medicine. Latex Allergy.
National Library of Medicine. Latex Allergy.

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