One question we field frequently is whether our pulmonary and respiratory products contain latex. Our products do not contain latex except for some of our remaining stock of breathing bags.
After our remaining stock of 2 L, 1 L and 0.5 L breathing bags are exhausted, Â we will be offering only latex-free bags. We’re no longer stocking 3 L latex bags.
If you require latex bags, we will attempt to find them for you. But they’re becoming harder and harder to findâ€”for a good reason.
Allergic reactions to natural rubber latex can vary from contactÂ dermatitisÂ to life-threatening anaphylaxis in sensitized individuals. Risk factors can range from congenital conditions to work environment.
Less than 1% of the general population in the U.S. are allergic to latex, according to the American Latex Allergy Association. That number increases to between 8% and 17% for health care workers who come in frequent contact with latex products. And up to 68% of children with spina bifida are allergic to latex due to frequent surgeries they must undergo.
Reducing exposure to latex products can greatly diminish the chance of becoming sensitized to latex. And A-M Systems is helping reduceÂ exposure to latex by offering latex-free alternatives.
Contact us at any time if you have questions about our products, including breathing bags, circuits and more.