From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:30:08 -0500
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Good answer, but I want to pick on one word: "latex," which means "water-borne emulsion."  Without the designation "natural rubber" it would mean almost all of the polymer materials used in goggles are included since most began in a latex form just as rubber did.  Only the "hard milled" or solvent-deposited polymers are not latex. 

Don't mind my pickiness.  I'm working on a 4th edition of one of my books and thinking about clarity all day every day.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


-----Original Message-----
From: Lori Parker <loriparker**At_Symbol_Here**ARYLESSENCE.COM>
Sent: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 11:15 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?

The first thing is to ascertain if the frame is latex free, most are.  Other polycarbonate/pvc type materials should not cause a sensitivity.  Then make sure the surface that touches the face is thoroughly cleaned, this would be the mostly likely cause of a reaction is to what residue was left on the frame.  After that the only thing is to step up to a full face shield.
There is no such thing as a "hypoallergenic" polymer
Very Truly Yours -
Lori H Parker
Lori H. Parker
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Arylessence, Inc.
1091 Lake Drive
Marietta GA 30066
770 924-3775 x232
From: Steve McLean [mailto:steve_mclean**At_Symbol_Here**BYU.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 10:02 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] hypoallergenic goggles?
I'm looking for a chemical-splash type laboratory safety goggle for an individual with sensitive skin, who has experienced a contact allergic skin reaction when wearing goggles in the past.  Is anyone aware of a goggle that is =E2=80=98hypoallergenic' or, based on your experience, less likely to cause skin/allergic reactions?
Steven J. McLean, CHMM, ASP
Brigham Young University
Laboratory Safety Manager
Risk Management - 241 FB
Office: (801) 422-6879
Cell: (801) 960-5203

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