After working for the NHS for over 30 years, she was shocked to have to retire at age 50.
'Commenting, the woman’s representative at Thompsons Solicitors, Imogen Wetton, said: “The impact of a latex allergy causes no end of difficulties for sufferers. My client cannot wear jewellery with nickel in it, nor can she wear any clothes with metal zips. She has to avoid any rubber handled items and wear cork inner soles. She has to sleep with cotton gloves on and has to apply steroid creams regularly. She has to avoid washing up and ironing. She can’t even use the TV remote control as it has rubber buttons. The list goes on and on, and it’s a living nightmare for sufferers.'²
For more information about occupational dermatitis and to gain free non-verifiable CPD: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/fis17.pdf