From: Teresa Arnold <tarnold**At_Symbol_Here**GEORGEFOX.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] allergy to goggles
Date: April 11, 2013 3:35:06 PM EDT
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We purchased Latex free goggles at one time from Verona Safety. If its latex....

Teresa Arnold

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On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Kennedy, Sheila <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Perhaps someone has experience with this.

We have a student in general chem lab who appears to be sensitive to the materials in his lab goggles. His face was red and showed raised bumps and he reported the contact was very painful after just short time. We tried careful washing of goggles and a pair from another maker, with very similar results.

Today I'm going to give him a pair of safety glasses and a full-face shield to use while we pursue this question. I plan to let him take several pairs of different goggles with him and try them =96 perhaps an hour at a time =96 at home to see if he can find something useful.

Is there anything we can apply to the flange material to isolate it from skin? Any and all suggestions are welcome!

Sheila M. Kennedy, C.H.O.

Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories

Chemistry & Biochemistry |University of California, San Diego

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