Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:43:58 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Allergic to plastic
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Another approach is to consult an allergist who could do patch testing withvarious materials used by different manufacturers to determine if the student is actually allergic to the materials.  It would be useful to know exactly what type of "allergy" manifestations the student has and under what circumstances they have occurred.  Some persons will get a hyperhidrosis rash just from sweating under the goggles, which may ormay not represent a true allergy.  Worth considering if a simple solution (substituting a different material) cannot be found and safety requires both vapor and liquid eye protection.
Alan H. Hall, M.D.

Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:20:12 -0400
From: LMSTROUD**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Allergic to plastic

I had a question regarding a student being allergic to plastic therefore could not wear safety goggles. Anyone know of a remedy for this situation.
Linda Stroud, Ph.D
Science & Safety Consulting Services

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