Having a rug allergy can lead to several allergic reactions including irritated skin, swelling, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes but may go undiagnosed as a latex allergy. Many people assume their allergy is caused by pollen or dust particles in the air; however, certain proteins in latex can cause the same allergic reactions. Throw rugs (or scatter rugs) are often made with latex backing which can be the culprit behind the allergy symptoms.
Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) is a revolutionary new product that could help people from developing latex allergies. Vytex NRL is an eco-friendly latex material that significantly reduces the antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex. Produced through a novel, patented process, Vytex NRL retains all the positive qualities of latex – including barrier protection, tensile strength, elasticity, comfort and fit – with virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins that can cause latex allergies and, consequently, rug allergies.
If you think you have a rug allergy and would like to learn more about the role Vytex is playing in the latex industry, please give us a call.