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What is latex?

Latex is from the milky sap of the rubber tree. Latex is all around us. We use latex to make rubber. It is in toys, clothing, rubber tires, rubber bands, rubber gloves, some plants (poinsettia, spurges, ficus trees, rubber plants) and many other items. Latex contains proteins that cause allergies in some people.

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