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Old 11-11-03, 10:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Gloves, yes, but not latex. Up to 18% of the population is allergic to natural rubber latex and those gloves can trigger anaphylactic shock similar to bee sting or peanut allergies. Vinyl or nitrile are the new standard of care.

I speak from experience here, having been rescuscitated 15 times due to latex exposure triggering cardiorespiratory arrest. I've met reptiles that have latex allergies too, so it's a good idea to avoid using items made of natural rubber around herps.

Syrup of ipecac and activated charcoal are good things to have in case of accidental poisoning.
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