Join the Natural Rubber Latex Allergy Discussion
In Memory of Lieutenant Hal Henderson
May 19, 1957 to August 29, 1997
Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)
Allergy Has Already Killed Too Many People
Hal Henderson Worked For
Even so, the medical staff at Balboa Naval
Hospital, his colleagues, friends and co-workers in San Diego, California,
could not prevent Hal's death from complications of latex allergy
at age 40 on August 29, 1997.
Latex allergy is a serious illness that can cause death.
If you discover you may have latex allergy, please know:
- Latex allergy (LA) disease is preventable
- LA sensitization is preventable
- LA symptoms are preventable
- Allergy to latex is often caused by occupational exposure
- LA people become sensitized by repeated exposure to natural rubber latex
- Latex allergy can be life-threatening
- Unprepared medical providers may use rubber on the latex allergic
If you don't yet have LA, please know that you can take steps to prevent it!
Now, here is one of the final records of Hal Henderson's many battles
against latex allergy.
Please allow this raw government document of Hal Henderson's death to
sober you to the plain fact that latex allergy can and does kill.
Too many have already needlessly died.
To see the MAUDE statistical report of Hal Henderson's untimely,
unnecessary death, in Adobe Acrobat
format, please click on
this picture of our "tallest angel in heaven."
Three warnings about Natural Rubber Latex Allergy harm:
- Latex allergy results directly from repeated exposure to natural rubber latex, and
generally worsens progressively with additional exposures to natural rubber latex.
- After one develops "Type IV" allergy, the dermatitis
caused by a "Type IV" reaction can, with repeated exposure to
natural rubber latex, contribute to the development of the more
severe and life-threatening "Type I" latex allergy. Having both
"Type IV" and "Type I" natural rubber latex allergy is both
possible and worse than either type of latex allergy alone.
- After you are sensitized to latex, you have latex allergy, and
the safest way to minimize/prevent increasingly worsening natural
rubber allergic symptoms is to avoid all exposure to
natural rubber latex.
Anything that causes an already latex allergic person to be once
again exposed to additional natural rubber latex is not just delaying that
patient's recovery, but may also cause additional, serious, progressive harm.
Lieutenant Hal Henderson
To see Hal's death certificate, please click on the day he died.
Latex Allergy also killed
Cheryl Maree Mohrbacker
on June 10, 1996.
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