TM reader Abe posted the following comment on our recent Tip: Close Off Fluid Lines With Latex Gloves post: “Please do not wear latex gloves in the shop. Petroleum products cause the latex to break down and may cause you to develop a latex allergy. This is such a serious problem that hospitals will not let workers bring their own hand lotion from home because some lotions contain pertoleum products. A latex allergy is something you do not want to go through life with.”
I’m going to do some research myself when I get a chance, because I’ve used latex gloves in the shop for years with no adverse effects. But have any of you heard or seen anything relating to this?
Let us know in comments.