Pritzker Signs Ban on Latex Gloves in Healthcare, Food Service Settings
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Illinois is banning the use of latex gloves in food preparation and medical services. Governor Pritzker signed the ban into law in an effort to protect thousands of Illinoisans from adverse allergic reactions. Patients and providers with latex allergies are negatively impacted by latex gloves in healthcare settings. Anyone who frequently uses latex gloves is at a higher risk of developing an allergy over time.