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  NIOSH/latex alert
The amount of latex exposure needed to produce sensitization or an allergic reaction is unknown; however, reductions in exposure to latex proteins have been reported to be associated with decreased sensitization and symptoms [Tarlo et al.
Latex allergy should be suspected in anyone who develops certain symptoms after latex exposure, including nasal, eye, or sinus irritation; hives; shortness of breath; coughing; wheezing; or unexplained shock.
Latex allergy in the workplace can result in potentially serious health problems for workers, who are often unaware of the risk of latex exposure.
www.cdc.gov /niosh/latexalt.html   (0 words)

Latex is used in the medical literature as a description of either the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree (Hervea brasiliensis) or to products made by dipping forms into the sap (gloves, balloons, condoms).
Those subjects who were latex positive had significantly greater history of bronchial asthma, reported significantly more symptoms when using latex gloves (urticaria, rash, itching, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy watery eyes and cough), and were significantly more likely to test positive for common allergens (pollen, cat epidermis and dust mites).
Frequency of exposure to latex thus raised the likelihood of sensitisation 19-fold (from 0.37% to 6.85%) in nonatopic subjects and 4-fold (from 9.44% to 36.4 %) in atopic subjects.
www.jr2.ox.ac.uk /bandolier/bandopubs/NHSSlatex.html   (3007 words)

 LaTeX project: LaTeX – A document preparation system
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.
LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.
If you do not yet know what LaTeX is all about, have a look at our short introduction to LaTeX.
www.latex-project.org   (238 words)

 Latex allergy
Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product manufactured from a milky fluid derived from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) found in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Latex is one of the most effective barriers available to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis B. As a result, there's been a marked increase in the use of latex gloves.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00621.html   (1743 words)

 Latex Allergy - Allergies: allergy symptoms, treatment, and medications by MedicineNet.com
This increase in the use of latex has resulted in a dramatic rise in allergy to latex.
Health care workers are at particular risk for latex allergy and it is estimated that this allergy affects 2% of all hospital employees.
Latex is a natural product which comes from the light milky fluid that is extracted from the rubber tree.
www.medicinenet.com /latex_allergy/article.htm   (453 words)

 Essential LaTeX on Athena
LaTeX's margins are by default 1.75 inches wide on 11pt documents, 1.5 inches wide on 12pt documents, and 1.875 inches wide on 10pt documents.
LaTeX ignores all spaces in the math environment (although you may need to include spaces to signal the end of a command that begins with a backslash).
LaTeX is a program that takes a lot of memory to run, that is, the amount of swap space the workstation uses, not the amount of disk space allotted to the user (quota).
web.mit.edu /olh/Latex/ess-latex.html   (4848 words)

 AAAAI - Patients & Consumers Center: Tips to Remember: Latex allergy
Latex allergy appears to have originated from an increased use of latex gloves over the past decade due to infection precaution policies that have been instituted at health care facilities, and changes in processes used to manufacture latex products.
In rare instances, people who are allergic to latex may also react to rubber bands, erasers, rubber parts of toys, various rubber components in medical devices, rubber elastic in clothes, or feeding nipples and pacifiers.
As powdered latex gloves are used, the starch particles and latex allergens become airborne, where they can be inhaled or come into contact with the nose or eyes and cause symptoms.
www.aaaai.org /patients/publicedmat/tips/latexallergy.stm   (1293 words)

A latex allergy is a hypersensitivity to latex, which is a natural substance made of the milky sap of the rubber tree.
With latex allergies, that means using gloves not made of latex for dishwashing or other chores, refraining from blowing up balloons, avoiding rubber bands and using condoms made of materials other than latex.
Because latex gloves that are powdered with cornstarch appear to cause the most problems, using gloves that are not powdered may help to prevent reactions.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/9435.html   (1471 words)

  LaTeX - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While it may first appear as possibly illicit and fun, LaTeX is actually a formatting system for typesetting.
Sometimes referred to as the leetspeak that mathematicians use.
This page was last modified 01:32, 13 March 2006.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/LaTeX   (65 words)

 eMedicine - Latex Allergy : Article by Amy J Behrman, MD
Latex is the milky fluid derived from the lactiferous cells of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis.
Latex allergy is increased in populations with chronic occupational exposure to latex.
Latex is the second most common cause of intraoperative anaphylaxis, which can be difficult to diagnose because of infrequent cutaneous signs and patients' inability to express symptoms.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic814.htm   (3096 words)

 Cambridge University Engineering Department - Text Processing using LaTeX
LaTeX is a macro package which sits on top of TeX and provides all the structuring facilities to help with writing large documents.
LaTeX tends to take over the style decisions, but all the benefits of plain TeX are still present when it comes to doing maths.
Using the hyperref package a single LaTeX file can be used to produce documents (with hyperlinks, etc) in HTML, PDF or the more traditional DVI or postscript formats.
www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk /help/tpl/textprocessing   (0 words)

 LaTeX project: An introduction to LaTeX
LaTeX is based on the idea that it is better to leave document design to document designers, and to let authors get on with writing documents.
LaTeX was first developed in 1985 by Leslie Lamport, and is now being maintained and developed by the LaTeX3 Project.
And in case you were wondering, «LaTeX» is pronounced «Lah-tech» or «Lay-tech», to rhyme with «blech» or «Bertolt Brecht» (almost).
www.latex-project.org /intro.html   (311 words)

 LaTeX Info Page (LIP)
LaTeX is the de facto standard for scientific typesetting; in a nutshell, it's the markup language for maths-oriented print media, in the same way that HTML is the language with which hypertext on the web is formatted.
LaTeX is capable of essentially everything that you can do in HTML/CSS, including hyperlinks and multimedia, but it can do much more because its foundation, TeX, is actually a kind of programming language, albeit not one that implements the latest fashions.
LaTeX allows you to produce high-quality PDF output, and can also be converted to other formats such as RTF, OpenOffice or HTML.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~noeckel/LaTeXpage.html   (1552 words)

 LaTeX Computer Encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Directory Complete Guide to Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LaTeX was developed at {SRI International}'s Computer Science Laboratory and was built to resemble {Scribe}.
LaTeX adds commands to simplify typesetting and lets the user concentrate on the structure of the text rather than on formatting commands.
Lamport's LaTeX book has an exemplary index listing every symbol, concept and example in the book.
www.jaysir.com /computer-encyclopedia/l/latex-computer-terms.htm   (134 words)

 LaTeX Tips: Basics
A must-have for anyone using LaTeX for mathematical typing, this is the only book describing, in detail, the AMS enhancements to LaTeX ("ams-latex") that greatly facilitate the typesetting of mathematical material.
This still works in LaTeX (and a lot of people, including myself, still use it since old habits are hard to get rid of), but its use is discouraged, and it is possible that in future versions it may no longer work.
LaTeX uses sophisticated algorithms to decide where to place tables and figures enclosed in \begin{table}...
www.math.uiuc.edu /~hildebr/tex/basics.html   (2787 words)

Changing the style of a block of text is done by enclosing the text in curly braces and preceding it with the appropriate command.
LaTeX treats multiple whitespace characters in the source file as a single whitespace, but provides several commands to control how whitespace is distributed.
LaTeX allows you to produce dashes of various length, known as `hyphens', `en-dashes' and `em-dashes'.
www.cs.hmc.edu /qref/latex/qref   (3141 words)

New food service rule bans use of latex gloves: Allergic reactions associated with latex gloves have prompted a new state rule that bans their use among food service workers.
Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber.
The amount of latex exposure needed to produce sensitization or an allergic reaction is unknown.
www.oregon.gov /DHS/ph/owiipp/dermatitis/latex.shtml   (385 words)

 FloBeds.com: Latex Mattresses
FloBeds latex dynamically conforms to your every movement throughout the night so that you are assured optimal orthopedic support in any sleep position.
Latex is not a plastic foam, like polyurethane or furniture foam.
Each latex mattress is designed to provide a rejuvenating haven for the body that is supremely comfortable and therapeutically supportive.
www.flobeds.com /latex.htm   (729 words)

 MacDevCenter.com -- LaTeX: It's Not Just for Academia, Part 1
LaTeX is composed of two main systems: TeX and a macro package that sits on top of it called LaTeX.
A LaTeX source file is a text file with a.tex extension, which consists of your writing content and LaTeX control sequences.
I won't lie to you, LaTeX does have a learning curve, both technically and conceptually, and it is not right for all users or purposes.
www.macdevcenter.com /pub/a/mac/2004/02/03/latex.html   (1953 words)

 What the heck is Latex?
Latex has excellent built-in fonts, good algorithms for automatic spacing, and the ability to fine-tune the spacing arbitrarily.
Latex documents written 10 years ago still work and still produce the same output as they did when originally written.
Even more, Latex allows people to write programs in their documents, which is handy on occasion (mostly for people who already know how to write computer programs).
www.cs.berkeley.edu /~smcpeak/latex/whatislatex.html   (1183 words)

 LUG@GT :: Articles :: LaTeX
LaTeX is a modern set of TeX macro packages that make the parent language much more versatile and easier to use.
All basic LaTeX files have at a bare minimum a declaration of the class of the document to be rendered, which may have options, and begin and end document tags.
LaTeX source code is basically marked up plain text, so type in your full text, LaTeX it, and then begin adding your special items of which there are many examples in this handout.
www.lugatgt.org /articles/latex   (1273 words)

 Latex Allergy -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also, because some latex gloves are coated with cornstarch powder, the latex protein particles stick to the cornstarch and fly into the air when the gloves are taken off.
Although there is no treatment for latex allergy, you can reduce your risk of reaction by avoiding direct contact with latex.
If you are exposed to latex at your job, tell your employer and co-workers about your latex allergy.
familydoctor.org /254.xml   (860 words)

 MedlinePlus: Latex Allergy
The primary NIH organization for research on Latex Allergy is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Latex is a milky fluid that comes from the tropical rubber tree.
If you are allergic to latex, it is a good idea to learn which products contain it.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/latexallergy.html   (0 words)

If you are running windows 95/98 or NT there is a great (La)TeX package out there called MikTeX which you should get and install.
I have written a swedish style ichiswedish.sty to be used with LaTeX to typeset swedish documents.
Writing letters in LaTeX is rather simple, there are functions that will help you to put things where they should go, and this is the template I usually use myself.
www.ichimusai.org /latex   (1460 words)

Reactions can be seen when products made from latex come in contact with the person's skin, mucous membranes (like the mouth, genitals, bladder or rectum), or the bloodstream (during surgery).
Be sure hospital and school (for a child with a latex allergy) records have a latex allergy alert.
Discuss this with your child's physician and school nurse (for a child with a latex allergy).
www.stjohnsmercy.org /healthinfo/adult/allergy/latex.asp   (444 words)

 LaTeX for Logicians
My short introductory guide to the 'LaTeX philosophy' will also help give you a sense of what it is all about.
My old short Guide to installing LaTeX on a Mac is now superseded by this guide: however, my short page on using TeXShop might still be useful.
For those wanting to update their LaTeX skills OK, we know it can produce wonderful output, but LaTeX can be a bit of a brute to beat into submission...
www.phil.cam.ac.uk /teaching_staff/Smith/LaTeX   (0 words)

LaTeX is basically a programming language for writing papers (the proper name for it would be a ``mark-up language'').
LaTeX's default templates(e.g., article, book) are designed to produce high quality formatting in documents.
LaTeX Manual, another HTML-based online reference, but with links to many other sites and information.
www.geocities.com /mobrien_12/latex.htm   (1498 words)

LaTeX is now the de facto standard for formatting conference papers in formal linguistics, especially in computational linguistics, syntax and semantics.
In other words, LaTeX is not WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") the way Microsoft Word is, so to the uninitiated a LaTeX source file looks like a jumble of strange commands.
LaTeX 2.09 is now obsolete and is no longer supported, but is still used by many people who see no reason to switch to LaTeX2e.
mally.stanford.edu /~sr/computing/latex.html   (563 words)

 SPIE Proceedings - LaTeX style files
LaTeX software is available from a variety of sources and should be easy to find by searching the Web.
The LaTeX application most often used for this purpose is DVIPS, which converts a DVI file to a PostScript (PS) file.
The general rule for overriding LaTeX's and BibTex's reinterpretation of your input text is to put the items you wish to be unchanged in braces.
public.lanl.gov /kmh/spie   (3024 words)

 A Guide to LaTeX
LaTeX is a document preparation system of relative non-complexity and great frustration.
LaTeX is actually a set of macros on top of the TeX document preparation system.
This means that you have to run latex over the file twice in order for the toc entries to come out correctly.
www.astro.rug.nl /~kuijken/latex.html   (0 words)

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