"We assume your concern may be with the possibility of Natural Rubber (NR) latex being present in any form in our products. It is our pleasure to inform you that NR latex is not present in any Rubbermaid Home Products, with the possible exception of our Household Gloves (sourced in SE Asia and made from NR latex). All other products containing ""rubber-like"" materials are made of synthetics.
It is important to differentiate as to the type of latex in question. Today, the term ""latex"" has almost become generic in describing a usually milky white emulsion of organics designed and compounded to do everyday jobs. You are likely most familiar with latex paints, caulking compounds and adhesive systems. These materials bear little similarity to the naturally occurring latex as they are formulated of synthetic materials. Most of natural latex's proteins and allergens that are formed during plant synthesis are not present in synthetic latexes. Many plants produce naturally occurring latex: poppy, rubber, dandelion and lettuce to name a few, and not all of these are of concern or cause problems. It has been reported that allergies to NR latex are an epidemic among certain occupations and activities. "
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