Latex Free Balloons
I’ve been tested by my physician and am already aware that I am allergic to latex. Do you know if there are any latex free balloons on the market I can purchase?
We are currently working with manufacturers to provide a safer balloon for all latex allergy sufferers. Vystar Corporation created Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) because the world needs better latex products such as balloons. Vytex NRL is an innovative latex material with significantly reduced levels of the antigenic proteins which may be causing your allergy that are commonly found in natural rubber latex.
This development means that balloons can be manufactured with this new Vytex, and retain all of the desirable qualities of latex, with the added benefit of substantially reduced protein levels. These reduced levels of the antigenic proteins in the latex may decrease the risk of developing allergic reactions to latex. Look for natural rubber latex products carrying the “Vytex® NRL” logo for a better latex with greatly reduced protein levels.
If you or someone you know might be allergic to balloons, contact your physician or healthcare provider about your concerns. For more information on allergies, visit the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology website. For further information on Vytex NRL or to find products made with Vytex NRL, sign up for our newsletter or contact us.