Push for ban on rubber latex could prove harmful: MREPC

Moore, Miles
June 2011
Rubber & Plastics News;6/27/2011, Vol. 40 Issue 24, p0004
Trade Publication
The article reports that the ban on the natural rubber latex medical gloves can be harmful for patients and health care workers, according to the Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC).


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