In this edition of the Tenura Blog I am going discuss Latex and Latex Free daily living aids.
When doing some product research I was intrigued into where latex comes from and why so many people are allergic to latex.
Latex is a liquid substance that is naturally produced in trees. It acts as the trees natural defence mechanism against insects wanting to nest in its bark. Latex is made up of the trees natural oils, starches, sugars, gums, proteins, resins and tannins. Latex is an irritant, which can also be manufactured synthetically. Up to 10% of the population have a reaction to natural rubber Latex and Synthetic Latex. The majority of people who are allergic to latex come out in a rash know as Dermatitis. But it can also affect people in more serious ways.
Latex is found in all rubber products such as rubber gloves, elastic bands, rubber clothing, shoes and baby bottles to mention but a few. Latex is also found in a lot of Daily Living Aids currently available in the market.
Tenura silicone daily living aids designed for independent living are non-toxic, chemically inert and are made entirely from Latex free Silicone. So there will be no problems for anybody using Tenura products on a regular basis.
We at Tenura are always looking to improve and expand our range of Tenura products. In the next few months we will be introducing a few physiotherapy products. The products are in the early stages of development will be Latex free and we are excited to see how people will benefit from them.
We have noticed from doing product research that within the physiotherapy market there is a surprisingly large amount of Latex equipment out there. We hope that more people can feel the benefit of there being more Latex free options to choose from. The new product, like the rest of the Tenura range will be Latex free.
What new products would you like to see introduced to the current Tenura daily living aids range?