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    Exclamation BP gloves cause cancer?

    I just saw a warning on the box of gloves is use for my BP.

    Pretty much it said there is a chemical in them that is known by the state of California to cause cancer in lab. animals.

    does anyone else know about this?
    Should I be worried about colon or anal cancer.. I mean I stick several of these gloves up my ass every day... ?


    -alkaline

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    What kind of gloves? Plastic (PVC probably)?? Latex?? Nitrile??

    CA requires these warnings on all sorts of products, including plastic water bottles. I would not get your shorts in a twist over this, but would recommend NOT using latex gloves as this increases your risks for you (or your caregivers) developing latex allergies long-term.

    (KLD)

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    the box says they are synthetic vinyl

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    latex alergy sucks!!!

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    I try to avoid products that have been animal tested.


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    Dehp

    DEHP in he plastic gloves is probably the culprit. It is in a lot of the caheters as well which could be more dangerous in my opinion.
    There is only one brand of caheters that does not have DEHP.
    If you are using Bard,Coloplast,Rusch etc I think they have DEHP.Imagine putting DEHP up into your bladder four to six times a day.

    SW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Winter View Post
    DEHP in he plastic gloves is probably the culprit. It is in a lot of the caheters as well which could be more dangerous in my opinion.
    There is only one brand of caheters that does not have DEHP.
    If you are using Bard,Coloplast,Rusch etc I think they have DEHP.Imagine putting DEHP up into your bladder four to six times a day.

    SW
    ok, i'll ask, whats DEHP?
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    The FDA's report on DEHP:
    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/dehp.html

    The European perspective:
    http://www.dehp-facts.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The FDA's report on DEHP:
    http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/dehp.html

    The European perspective:
    http://www.dehp-facts.com/

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    thanks, that was about the time i couldn't get my co-polymer gloves anymoire, not i know why
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by alkaline View Post
    I mean I stick several of these gloves up my ass every day... ?
    That is a funny image/wording. I hope you pull them back out sometime or it's going to get crowded in there.

    On a serious answer. I would hope and think that because the time of actual skin contact is brief and if you pass stool after stims and shower after BP (which hopefully would wash any residue away)then there is probably less likelyhood of it causing problems than for example a nurse who wears numerous pairs all day, every work day, for years.

    Of course I did take back the "lifetime garden hose" I bought a few years ago when I saw the same known by the state of California to cause cancer warning on it. The difference is that you have to use gloves but I could always buy a different hose. So why risk it when there is another option.

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