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  • Complaints Lead to Action Against Principal
    by Harold McNeil Buffalo News Buffalo, NY Jul 03 2006
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  • Doctor takes latex dispute to court
    by Amy Jo Johnson The Bay City Times Bay City, MI Jun 14 2006
  • I hate to burst Poway Unified's balloon
    by Logan Jenkins Union-Tribune San Diego, CA Jun 10 2006
  • Valentine Flowers that Won't Cause Wheezing
    by Michelle Taylor BellaOnline Feb 02 2006
  • The new Scrooges of Christmas present
    by Brendan O'Neill BBC News Magazine UK Dec 23 2005
  • Teen's death highlights allergy concerns
    Some OU students suffer severe reactions to common products by Meredith Simons The Oklahoma Daily University of Oklahoma Norman, OK Dec 08 2005
  • Christmas Safety PDF
    by Ashley Williams Employment Issues Update Park City Consulting Ltd UK Issue No 39 Dec 2005
  • Help! I'm allergic to Christmas
    by Lucy Mayhew Daily Mail London, England, UK Dec 13 2005
  • Latex-Allergien durch Luftballons und Kondome
    ─rzte Zeitung Sep 22 2005
  • New Business Item 91
    National Education Association 2005 Annual Meeting Jul 07 2005
  • Mr Balloon Offers Non-allergic, Latex-free Inflatables
    PR Free Press Release Source: Mister Balloon Jun 28 2005
  • A promise to a prom date finally fulfilled
    by Diana Walsh San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco, CA May 29 2005
  • Visitor gift guide
    Losing patience with patients by Barbara Rolek The Times Munster, IN Feb 20 2005
  • Mister Balloon Co. launches a new line of non allergenic, latex free balloons
    PR Leap Press Release Source: Mister Balloon Jan 25 2005
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  • Office party? Watch paws
    Behaviour manual out for Christmas celebration at work by Amit Roy The Telegraph Calcutta, India Dec 11 2004
  • One doc's best medicine: laughter
    Clowns bring smiles to young patients by Matt McDonald Boston Globe Boston, MA Sep 16 2004
  • Britian getting safer by the minute
    United Press International Aug 09 2004
  • Hidden Killers: Could a Party Balloon Trigger My Child's Milk Allergy?
    by Carole Richardson Allergy Magazine May-Jun 2004
  • Banning Balloons
    by Julie Kirkwood The Eagle-Tribune Lawrence, MA Apr 05 2004
  • Decorate Without Latex ??
    by Mark Zettler BALLOONS & Parties Magazine Mar 04 2004
  • Questions about the ICU
    by Matthew Nathan Castens, RN
  • Allergic Reactions: How Parties Can Trigger Allergic Reactions
    The Healthier Life Agora Lifestyles Ltd London, England, UK Jan 15 2004
  • Don't be rash over festive season
    by Robin Turner The Western Mail Dec 17 2003
  • Workers get seasonal survival guide
    A guide to help workers survive non-stop Christmas songs on shop sound systems or 'Scrooge'-style behaviour from bosses has been published by the TUC BBC News Dec 17 2003
  • Are you allergic to Christmas?
    by Pat Hagan BBC News UK Dec 15 2003
  • I've got a serious allergy to latex that can be life threatening, I don't want to go to the Christmas party because I'm embarrassed to ask them not to put balloons about
    workSMART from the TUC
  • Hospitals crack down on use of latex material
    by Bill Wilson The Hutchinson News Hutchinson, KS Dec 09 2003 Archived version
  • The nursing shortage & you
    What all patients -- and their loved ones -- need to know USA Weekend Aug 31 2003 [briefly mentions latex]
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    Nursing Spectrum Aug 31 2003
  • Visiting hour etiquette: stick to these simple rules for safety and comfort while visiting at hospitals
    by Elaine Cooper Better Homes & Gardens Mar 2003
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  • Bradley Hospital seeks to eliminate latex danger
    Bradley Memorial Hospital is becoming a latex-safe institution in response to increasing concerns over latex allergies by Christina Hall The Bristol Press Dec 31 2002
  • Killer party balloons blow up in Tories' faces
    Risks TUC's weekly online bulletin Issue 85 Dec 21 2002
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  • GOSH xmas tips
    Dec 21 2002
  • How working with balloons impacts health
    Balloon HQ
  • Party balloons deadly threat to six-year-old
    Emarei Afaese faces a life without the benefits of many commonplace goods by Monique Devereux New Zealand Herald Jun 29 2001
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  • Innovative Safety Products Touted
    by Dave Carpenter Associated Press Jun 27 2001
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  • Latex Allergies: Understanding Who's at Risk PDF
    Retailers' Public Communications Kit The Balloon Council Jul 01 2000
  • Serious Funny Business
    From the cherry nose to the oversize toes -- clowns gather in Millbrae to perfect their act by Steve Rubenstein San Francisco Chronicle Apr 15 2000
  • Anniversary surprise causes a rash
    by Mike Tressler Toledo Blade Mar 27 2000
  • Latex Hazards: We work with latex -- but are you at risk?
    Balloon Entertainer Extraordinaire Archived version
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  • Area girl may have died from allergic reaction PDF
    by Peg Lamkin Evening Telegram Superior, WI Sep 19 1992 see page 40
  • Overview of IAQ Problems in Healthcare Facilities
    Aerias, LLC Atlanta, GA
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  • Hospitals
    • No Latex Balloons
      St. Vincent's Hospital Birmingham, AL
    • Hospital visits call for rules
      by Kathy Seale Birmingham News Birmingham, AL Jan 31 2005
    • Balloons banned at Enloe beginning Tuesday
      Chico Enterprise Record Chico, CA Jun 27 2003
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    • Enloe Launches New Latex Safety Initiative
      Enloe Medical Center Chico, CA Jun 23 2003
    • Visitor Guide
      UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
    • Volunteer Handbook 2005 PDF
      Children's Hospital Central California
    • Volunteer Handbook 2002-2003 PDF
      Children's Hospital Central California Revised Jun 2002 Archived version
    • SNMH Latex Allergy Alert
      Latex balloons no longer allowed Press Release Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, CA Archived version
    • Balloons
      Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Palo Alto, CA
    • Balloons
      El Camino Hospital Palo Alto, CA
    • Visitor's Guide PDF
      El Camino Hospital Mountain View, CA Aug 2005
    • Latex-safe environment
      Yampa Valley Medical Center Steamboat Springs, CO
    • Latex Safe Environment
      Waterbury Hospital Waterbury, CT
    • Latex balloons banned from hospital
      WFSB-TV Hartford, CT
    • Bradley Memorial moves toward latex-safe
      by Christina Hall The Herald New Britain, CT Dec 31 2002
    • Hospital bans latex balloons
      WTNH-TV Dec 31 2002
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    • New Britain General Hospital Becomes Latex Safe PDF
      Latex Balloons Prohibited Press Release New Britain General Hospital New Britain, CT Dec 15 2002
    • NBGH taking steps to become latex safe
      Friends and relatives of patients at New Britain General Hospital can still bring their loved ones gifts of flowers and cards, but will soon be prohibited from adding a rubber get-well balloon by Karen Pelkey The Herald New Britain, CT Dec 11 2002
    • Hospital To Ban Latex Balloons
      by Maryellen Fillo Hartford Courant Dec 06 2002 Archived version
    • Hospitals Served
      Balloon Bouquets of Washington DC
    • What not to bring
      Parrish Medical Center Titusville, FL
    • Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Needs Your Help to Prevent Latex Allergy Exposure
      Press Release Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Twin Falls, ID Jun 24 2002 Archived version
    • No More Latex Balloons at Madison Memorial
      Madison Memorial Hospital Rexburg, ID Oct 25 2001
    • Provena bans latex balloons
      Colorful latex balloons can no longer enter the Provena United Samaritans Medical Center facility by Katerine Wright Commercial-News Danville, IL Dec 31 2003 Archived version
    • Visitors Gift Guide PDF
      Maple Summit Bulletin Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville, IL Jul 2003
    • Some hospitals banning latex balloons
      Evansville Courier & Press Evansville, IN Nov 29 1998
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    • Allergies cause latex balloons to be banned
      Associated Press The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN Nov 27 1998 Archived version
    • Goshen General Hospital Announces No Latex-Balloon Policy
      Goshen General Hospital Goshen, IN Oct 27 2004
    • Latex balloons banned at GGH
      The Truth Elkhart, IN Oct 28 2004
    • Visiting Hours
      St. Vincent Women's Hospital Indianapolis, IN
    • Marion General Hospital - Marion, IN
      • Latex Balloons Update
        Aug 2004
      • MGH Bans Latex Balloons
        Jun 2004
    • Latex Allergies
      KWWL-TV Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Dubuque, IA Jul 31 2003
    • General guidelines
      University of Iowa Health Care
    • Visiting Hours
      Mercy Hospital Iowa City, IA
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    • Hospital Bans Latex Balloons
      Update Newsletter Medical Environment, Inc. Mar 2000 Archived version
    • Clinton hospital bans latex balloons
      by Ross Bielama Quad-City Times Davenport, IA Dec 08 1999
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    • Good Samaritan Hospital Is Taking Steps To Be A Latex Safe Environment
      Downers Grove, IL Dec 16 1999 Archived version
    • Patient Safety Information: Latex Balloons
      Lawrence Memorial Hospital Lawrence, KS
    • Just Say "No" To Latex! PDF
      Connection Newton Medical Center Newton, KS Winter 2004
    • No to Latex
      Newton Medical Center Newton, KS Jan 2004
    • NMC bans latex gloves and balloons
      Biz Highlight The Newton Kansan Newton, KS Dec 27 2003
    • NMC to enact no-latex rule
      The Newton Kansan Newton, KS Dec 06 2003
    • Hospital balloon ban stretches to Newton
      by Karen Shideler The Wichita Eagle Dec 04 2003
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        Letter to the Editor by Cheri Nienke The Wichita Eagle Dec 26 2003
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    • Hospital bans latex balloons
      Chanute Tribune Kansas Feb 04 1998 Archived version
    • Beware of Balloons
      East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie, LA Jun 16 2004
    • Balloons
      Shreveport Shriners Hospital Shreveport, LA Aug 29 2002
    • Play It Safe PDF
      HotLine Johns Hopkins May 18 2000
    • Guidelines for Visitors PDF
      Patient Handbook Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD
    • Visiting
      Boston Shriners Hospital
    • Latex Balloons
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA
    • Newspapers, Mail, and Flowers
      Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA
    • Inpatient Care - Visitors
      Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Boston, MA
    • Patient Information - Deliveries
      Baystate Health System Springfield, MA
    • Balloons
      Lowell General Hospital Lowell, MA
    • Visiting Guidelines and Information for Family/Friends
      South Shore Hospital South Weymouth, MA
    • Latex policy
      Children's Hospital Boston, MA
    • Latex balloons banned from hospitals
      by Susan Fenelon Kerr Union-News Springfield, MA Feb 25 1999 Archived version
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      Archived version
    • Delivery of Flowers, Newspapers and Other Gifts PDF
      Nursing Policies and Procedures On-Line Manual Bronson Healthcare Group Kalamazoo, MI Published Jun 17 2004
    • Patient Gifts
      Bronson Healthcare Group Kalamazoo, MI
    • Providence Hospital issues balloon ban
      by Wayne Peal Southfield Eccentric Southfield, MI Jul 28 2005
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    • Latex products being replaced at BCHS PDF
      Great Care Battle Creek Health System Battle Creek, MI Winter 2004/2005
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      Nov 19 2004
    • HCH Bans Latex Balloons From Facilities Effective April 1
      Holland Community Hospital Holland, MI Mar 07 2002
    • Visitor Information
      Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Kalkaska, MI
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      Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, MI
    • Annie's Mailbox
      The Holland Sentinel Holland, MI May 13 2003 Registration (free) required
    • Allergies take the air out of balloons
      Hospital won't allow latex, but Mylar is OK by Emily Robinson The Holland Sentinel Holland, MI Mar 09 2002 Registration (free) required
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    • Health system policy bans latex balloon use
      Noting that they can be dangerous to people who are allergic, as well as a choking hazard for young children, latex balloons have been banned from the North Ottawa Community Health System by Mark Brooky The Holland Sentinel Feb 09 2002
    • North Ottawa Community Hospital implements "No Latex Balloon Policy"
      North Ottawa Community Health System Grand Haven, MI Feb 06 2002 Archived version
    • 2002 Annual Report PDF
      North Ottawa Community Health System Grand Haven, MI
    • Spectrum bans latex balloons
      The Holland Sentinel Holland, MI Aug 14 2001 Registration (free) required
    • Guidelines for Visits by Entertainers and Community Groups PDF
      Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
    • From gloves to 'Get Well' balloons: A latex-safe environment PDF
      HealthCare Topics Riverwood Healthcare Center Aitkin, MN Fall 2003
    • Hospital Do's and Don'ts
      Children's Hospitals and Clinics St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
    • Flowers/Balloons
      Douglas County Hospital Alexandria, MN
    • Methodist Hospital wants latex-safe environment
      Staff report Minnesota Sun Publications Aug 04 1998 Archived version
    • Patient & Visitor Information
      North Memorial Health Care Robbinsdale, MN Archived version
    • Addresses of local Minnesota hospitals
      Bachman's, Inc.
    • Latex Free Policy
      Rice Memorial Hospital Willmar, MN
    • Balloons (Latex)
      Kalispell Regional Medical Center Kalispell, MT
    • Balloons
      Samaritan Hospital Macon, MO
    • Mercy Gift Shop
      St. John's Mercy Medical Center St. Louis, MO
    • Balloon Safety
      St. Louis Children's Hospital St. Louis, MO Last updated October 2004
    • Latex balloons banned at Faith Regional Health Services
      Norfolk, NE Apr 09 2001 Archived version
    • Latex-safe Environment
      BryanLGH Medical Center Nebraska
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    • Allergy Concerns Prompt Hospitals to Ban Balloons MS Word
      by Joseph Morton Omaha World-Herald Omaha, NE Dec 04 2000
    • Nebraska Health System Bans Latex Balloons
      New Release Oct 23 2000 Archived version
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    • Why can't my child have latex balloons while at the hospital?
      UMC FAQ's Children's Center at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
    • Speare Memorial Hospital Becoming a Latex Safe Facility MS Word
      Press Release Speare Memorial Hospital Plymouth, NH Jun 12 2006
    • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital bans latex balloons
      by Brad Morin Foster's Daily Democrat Dover, NH Jan 14 2003
    • Valley Regional bans latex balloons
      Valley Regional Hospital Claremont, NH Archived version
    • LRGH goes latex free
      Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH bans latex balloons Concord Monitor Apr 18 2000 Archived version
    • Flowers & Balloons
      Concord Hospital Concord, NH
    • Latex Policy
      Concord Hospital Concord, NH
    • Elliot Hospital - Manchester, NH
      • For Patients & Families
      • Patient Handbook MS Word
    • Gift Shops
      Virtua Health Hospitals NJ
    • Town Talk
      The Daily Times Farmington, NM Aug 03 2005
    • Visiting Guidelines
      Lovelace Health Systems Albuquerque, NM
    • Hospital deflates gifts of balloons
      Soldiers and Sailors puts limits on latex products Star-Gazette Elmira, NY Jan 01 2006
    • Hospital Changes Policy to Address Latex Allergies
      Buffalo Business First Feb 04 2000
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    • Clowns who care: Volunteers hope to bring cheer to hospital patients
      by Gina Muscato Finger Lakes Times Geneva, NY Nov 17 2003
    • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Changes Balloon Policy
      Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, NY Nov 28 2002
    • Latex Allergies a Big Concern
      Winthrop Requests, 'Leave Latex Balloons Home' Cornerstone Winthrop University Hospital Mineola, NY Vol 12 No 2 Aug 2002
    • Latex Balloons
      CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
    • Flowers/Gifts/Balloons
      Crouse Hospital Syracuse, NY
    • Can I bring balloons to a patient?
      Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH
    • Mail, Flowers and Balloons
      Ohio State University Medical Center
    • Balloons? Mylar is best
      HealthBeat Growing Together Children's Medical Center Dayton, OH Fall 2000 Archived version
    • Balloons
      Childrens Medical Center of Dayton Dayton, OH
    • Balloons
      Saint Francis Hospital Broken Arrow, OK
    • Health plan safety net doesn't catch everyone
      Harps welcome, not balloons by Heidi J. Stout The Business Journal Portland, OR Aug 10 2001
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    • Allergy concerns lead Oregon hospitals to ban latex balloons
      by Jason George Associated Press Jul 31 2001
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      Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug 13 3001
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      Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug 13 3001
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    • Oregon Hospital Bans Latex Balloons
      KOMO TV Aug 01 2001
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      New York Times Registration (free) required
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      Lawrence Journal-World
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      KATU TV Portland, OR Jul 31 2001
    • Gifts for Patients and We're creating a "latex-reduced" environment
      Providence Health System Portland, OR
    • Latex Balloon Allergies PDF
      Messenger Salem Hospital Salem, OR Spring 2001
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    • Salem Hospital Becoming A Latex Balloon-Free Zone
      Salem Hospital Salem, OR Feb 13 2001
    • Our No Latex Policy
      Susquehanna Health System Williamsport, PA
    • Latex Policy
      Gettysburg Hospital Gettysburg, PA
    • For Your Safety
      Altoona Hospital Altoona, PA
    • Flowers and Packages
      Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
    • Hospitals striving to be latex-free
      by Diane Marczely Gimpel The Morning Call Nov 16 1999 Archived version
    • Balloons
      WPVI-TV Philadephia, PA Sep 08 1999 Archived version
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    • General Information
      Waynesboro Hospital Franklin County PA
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      Chambersburg Hospital Franklin County PA
    • Latex Balloons
      Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood, PA
    • Latex-safe policy PDF
      Women & Infants Hospital Providence, RI
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    • Can visitors bring balloons and flowers?
      MUSC Children's Hospital Charleston, SC
    • Patient & Visitor Information
      Palmetto Health Baptist Easley, SC
    • During Your Stay
      Rapid City Regional Hospital Rapid City, SD
    • Balloon Policy, SA 30-10.02
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN Revised Oct 2003
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    • No Latex Balloons, Please
      Pulse University of Utah Health Sciences Center Jan 19 2004
    • Latex Balloons Not Allowed at University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
      University of Utah Health Sciences Center Nov 17 1998
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    • U. Hospital bans latex balloons
      by Elaine Jarvik Deseret News Salt Lake City, UT Sep 07 1998
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    • Utah County IHC hospitals ban latex balloons but OK Mylars
      Deseret News Salt Lake City, UT May 25 1997
    • Balloons
      Primary Children's Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT
    • Primary Children's Bursts Bubble on Latex Balloons
      Rubber poses risk of choking and allergies. But mylar variety is OK. by Joseph Bauman Deseret News Salt Lake City, UT Mar 22 1996
    • Latex-Balloon Dangers Force Ban at Hospital
      by Norma Wagner The Salt Lake Tribune Apr 02 1996 Archived version
    • Flowers and Balloons
      Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Seattle, WA
    • A Special Note about Balloons
      Overlake Hospital Bellevue, WA
    • Latex Allergy: What Everyone Should Know
      by France R. Knaack Whidbey General Hospital Coupeville, WA
    • Guide to Your Hospital Stay - During Your Stay
      Whidbey General Hospital Coupeville, WA
    • FAQ's
      Balloon Flowers & Decor Bothell, WA
    • Mail, Flowers, Balloons, Newspapers, & E-Cards
      Beaver Dam Community Hospital Beaver Dam, WI
    • Latex Balloons No Longer Allowed at UW Hospital PDF
      by Supervisor Shahidah Pasha Badger Beat University of Wisconsin Police Newsletter Vol 9 Issue 3 Nov 2001
    • Report is dead wrong on columnist's demise
      by Marilynn Marchione The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug 09 1999
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    • Allergy concerns prompt hospital in West Bend to ban latex gift balloons
      by Jacqueline Seibel Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb 10 1999
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    • Latex-safe Facility
      St. Joseph's Hospital Chippewa Falls, WI
    • Latex Balloon Recommendations
      Meriter Hospital Madison, WI Archived version
    • Flowers/Balloons
      St. Luke's South Shore Cudahy, WI
    • Hospital Bans Latex Balloons
      KROE News Sheridan Media Sheridan, WY Sep 07 2001
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      The Billings Gazette Billings, WY Sep 07 2001
    • Balloon Policy
      Hamilton Health Services Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • 2001-2003 Guide to Health Services PDF and Visitor Information
      Northern Lights Regional Health Services Alberta, Canada
    • Latex balloons are not permitted on the unit
      Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre Alberta, Canada Oct 30 2001 Archived version
    • Visiting Information
      University of Ottawa Heart Institute
    • Rules Change for Latex Balloons and Maternity Ward Flowers PDF
      Maternity units no longer accepting flower deliveries; latex balloons banned from all Region sites by Robyn Bellavance Frontlines Calgary Regional Health Authority Calgary, Alberta, Canada Jul 27 2001
    • CHR bans balloons, discourages flowers
      CBC News Aug 02 2001
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    • Brandon Regional Health Authority - Brandon, Manitoba
      • Allergy Alert PDF
        Regional Responder May 2005
      • Balloons
    • Health Care Corporation of St. John's - St. John's, NF
      • Latex Alert
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      • Visiting Rules and Hours
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      • Family Information
    • St. John's hospitals to ban latex balloons
      CBC News Feb 04 2000
    • Latex, Flowers and Food
      General Information North Shore/Coast Garibaldi Health Services North Vancouver, BC
    • Balloons
      Restigouche Health Authority Campbellton, NB
    • Latex Balloons Prohibited at Stanton PDF
      Weekly Newsflash Stanton Territorial Health Authority Yellowknife, NWT, Canada Sep 16 2005
    • Latex Free Policy
      Lady Dunn Health Centre Wawa, ON
    • Latex Balloon Policy
      Greater Niagara General Hospital Niagara Falls, Canada also see Mail, Flowers and Balloons Welland Hospital and Mail and Flowers Niagara-On-The-Lake Hospital
    • Working toward a latex safe environment PDF
      Memorial Mirror Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Orillia, ON Nov/Dec 2001
    • Latex
      Lake of the Woods District Hospital Kenora, ON
    • Latex Balloon Ban
      St. Joseph's Hospital Hamilton, ON
    • Did you know?
      St. Joseph's Health Centre London, ON Archived version
    • Balloons as Gifts for Patients
      North Bay General Hospital North Bay, ON
    • Patient Info
      H˘tel-Dieu Grace Hospital Windsor, ON
    • What Not To Bring and Flowers & Gifts
      Woodstock General Hospital Woodstock, ON
    • Preparing for Your Visit: What to bring
      Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
    • Gifts for Patients
      Rouge Valley Health System ON
    • Préparation pour votre visite: Que devrais-je apporter?
      H˘pital pour enfants de l'est de l'Ontario
    • Latex Safe
      London Health Sciences Centre London, ON
    • Latex balloons
      London Health Sciences Centre London, ON
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    • Patient Information
      Bluewater Health Foundation Sarnia, ON
    • For Your Comfort and Security
      Credit Valley Hospital Mississauga, ON
    • Balloons/Latex Products
      Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, ON
    • Balloons
      West Lincoln Memorial Hospital E. Grimsby, ON
    • Allergy to latex
      Montfort Hospital Ottawa, ON
    • Latex Products and Balloons
      Humber River Regional Hospital ON
    • Safety & Security
      Markham Stouffville Hospital Markham, ON
    • Latex Balloons Prohibited
      York Central Hospital Richmond Hill, ON
    • General Guidelines
      Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Oakville, ON
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      Milton District Hospital Milton, ON
    • For your health and safety's sake! PDF
      The Pulse of the Community Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Oakville, ON Aug 2002
    • Flowers/Balloons
      Palmerston & District Hospital Palmerston, ON
    • May I bring balloons to the hospital?
      FAQs about Kingston General Hospital Kingston, ON
    • Scent/Latex Free Policy
      Leamington District Memorial Hospital Leamington, ON
    • Latex Balloons PDF
      Patient Focus St. Joseph's Health Care London, ON
    • Policies: Latex PDF
      Parkwood Hospital St. Joseph's Healthcare London, ON
    • Latex Balloons
      South Musoka Memorial Hospital Bracebridge, ON

    • Balloons/Latex Products
      York County Hospital ON Archived version
    • Latex balloons banned in Hamilton, London
      CACN News Letter Sep 1995
    • Latex Balloons
      General Order No. 1 2002-2003 Shriners Jun 27 2002
    • Trouble in the Air: Facilities Grapple with Gift Balloons
      Health Facilities Management Nov 2001
    • Balloon Bouquets Floating Away from Hospitals
      Aug 02 2001
    • Two more hospitals ban latex balloons
      Safety Connection HCPro Archived version
    • MA hospital bans latex balloons
      Safety Connection HCPro Archived version
    • Latex balloons blowing up number of allergic reactions
      HCPro Archived version
    • Latex Balloons Banned From Hospitals
      Focus on the Law Jun 1999 newsletter published by the law office of Jon L. Gelman
  • Libraries
    • How to Deal with Diversity Issue Issues MS Word
      by Dick Luxner MFOL News The Massachusetts Friends of Libraries Vol 15 No 1 Dec 2005
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    • Are Policies for the Community or Individuals? PDF
      Wyoming Library Boards News to Use Wyoming State Library Newsletter #6 Jul 2005
    • Bellingham Library Bans Latex
      by Charlotte Rabbitt Centralities Central Massachusetts Regional Library System Jun 2005
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    • Executive Board Meeting Minutes
      Central Massachusetts Regional Library System May 17 2005
    • Massachusetts Library Limits Latex
      Press Release American Library Association May 13 2005
    • Balloon ban buoys boy
      by Auditi Guha Milford Daily News Milford, MA May 13 2005
    • Library bans latex
      by Auditi Guha MetroWest Daily News Framingham, MA May 12 2005
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    • Latex Policy PDF
      Bellingham Public Library Bellingham, MA May 11 2005
    • Rules of Conduct Policy
      Menominee Tribal/County Library Keshena, WI
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    • Rules of Conduct
      Appleton Public Library Appleton, WI
  • Schools
    • Coming to Hillcrest Middle School 2006-2007: A "Latex-Free" Environment PDF
      No balloons, rubber gloves, rubber balls, rubberbands Community Letter Hillcrest Middle School Glendale, AZ
    • No Balloons Please! PDF
      Gecko Gazette Desert Sage Elementary School Glendale, AZ May 2006
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      May 2005
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      Mar 2005
    • Current Health Issues: Latex "Free" Campus
      Desert Sage Elementary School Glendale, AZ Jun/Jul 2005
    • A latex-free campus--no balloons, gloves, and latex balls allowed
      Desert Sage Elementary School Glendale, AZ
    • Just a reminder PDF
      From the Principal Sonoran Sky Elementary School Scottsdale, AZ Mar 2005
    • Latex Allergy Alert!
      Wendler Newsletter Camp Wendler Middle School Anchorage, AK Jan 2004
    • Latex Alert PDF
      Principal's Newsletter Fountain Valley High School Fountain Valley, CA Vol X No 2 Nov/Dec 2005
    • Front Office Fundamentals: Medical Alert! PDF
      Connections Palmer High School Colorado Springs, CO Vol 19 No 3 Dec 2004/Jan-Feb 2005
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      Connections Palmer High School Colorado Springs, CO Vol 19 No 4 Mar-Apr 2005
    • Nurse's Corner PDF
      Newsletter Amity Middle School Bethany, CT Oct 2005
    • Meeting Minutes PDF
      Bethany Community School PTO Bethany, CT Sep 28 2005
    • School Nurse's Corner
      Tolland Middle School Tolland, CT
    • Student Handbook
      Fairfield Woods Middle School Fairfield, CT Revised Jun 2000
    • Wilton Continuing Education PDF
      Wilton, CT Winter/Spring 2006
    • Allergies
      2002-2003 School Handbook Miller and Driscoll Schools Wilton, CT
    • Hot Cider
      Cider Mill School Wilton, CT Issue 16 Jan 09 2003 Archived version
    • Flowers and Balloons
      Student - Parent Handbook 2003-2004 Battlefield Primary School Fort Oglethorpe, GA
    • Latex Concerns at McGhee Elementary
      The McGhee Messenger McGhee Elementary School Lewiston, ID Vol 1 Issue 5 Feb 2006
    • Safety Committee Meeting Minutes
      Carl Sandburg High School Orland Park, IL Mar 11 2004
    • OPRF News PDF
      "In an effort to promote a healthy environment for individuals with latex sensitivity, NO BALLOONS of any kind are allowed in the building or on school property" Oak Park and River Forest High School Oak Park, IL May/Jun 2006
    • No Balloons Allowed PDF
      OPRFHS News Oak Park and River Forest High School Oak Park, IL Oct 2004
    • In Illinois, a school plans well ahead for student's allergy
      by Jodi S. Cohen Boston Globe Nov 28 2003
    • same as above
      Good Housekeeping Nov 17 2003
      • "Quote...Endquote"
        fyi University of Iowa Vol 41 No 5 Dec 05 2003
    • SACS looks at changes to policies at Homestead
      by Charlie Roduta News-Sentinel Fort Wayne, IN Apr 14 2004
    • Latex Allergy PDF
      Parent-Family Handbook 2005-2006 Crossroads Park Elementary School West Des Moines, Iowa
    • A Note From the Nurse
      Parkview Middle School Ankeny, IA
    • The Bulldog Times PDF
      Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Lexington, KY Vol 12 Issue 2 Oct 2001
    • Important Message PDF
      Student Handbook 2003-2004 Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Lexington, KY
    • Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
      In experiments calling for balloons, be aware that latex balloons are a choking hazard for young children and that students of any age may have allergic reactions to latex Massachusetts Department of Education May 2001
    • same as above PDF
    • same as above MS Word
    • A Day without latex
      by Daniel E. Black Newton Tab Newton, MA Sep 21 2005
    • same as above
      Printer-friendly version
    • Health & Safety: Latex
      2003-2004 Handbook Blanchard Memorial School Boxborough, MA
    • Important health notice
      Newsletter Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Holliston, MA Jan 2006
    • Latex Gloves and Balloons PDF
      2005-2006 Parent Handbook Falmouth Public Schools E. Falmouth, MA
    • What if I want to decorate my locker or a friend's locker with balloons? PDF
      2005-2006 Student Handbook Hopkington Middle School Hopkington, MA
    • same as above
    • Administration, Nurse & Guidance Info and Sgt. Charles J. Jaworek School Newsletter
      Jaworek Elementary School Marlborough, MA
    • Allergy Information PDF
      Community News Merriam School Acton, MA Vol 12 No 1 Sep 08 2004
    • Allergies
      Mansfield Public Schools Mansfield, MA
    • Maine School Administrative District No 6
      • MSAD 6 Latex Policy
        Student Handbook Bonny Eagle Elementary Schools 2005-2006
      • "SafetyBits"
        Nov 2004
      • Latex Policy PDF
        Adopted: Sep 20, 2004
    • MDI High School is a Latex Free Environment
      by Galen Lowe Mount Desert Island High School Bar Harbor, ME Mar 22 2005
    • South Portland School Department - South Portland, ME
      • From Our Nurse
        Letter to parents/guardians by Louise Cormier, RN Small Elementary School 2005-2006
      • Student/Parent Handbook 2003-2004 PDF
        Memorial Middle School
      • same as above PDF
      • Student/Parent Handbook 2003-2004
        Helena Dyer Elementary School
      • Latex Alert
        Kaler Elementary School
      • same as above
        Dyer Elementary School
    • Latex Allergy
      Indoor Air Quality Management Plan Foley Public Schools Foley, MN
    • Tiger News
      Albert Lea High School Albert Lee, MN May 17 2006
    • Health Issues PDF
      Lower School Family Handbook 2005-2006 The Blake School Hopkins/Wayzata, MN
    • Latex Balloons PDF
      2003-2004 Student Handbook Richfield Senior High School Richfield, MN
    • same as above PDF
    • Falcon Tidbits
      Friendly Hills Middle School Mendota Heights, MN Oct 2003
    • same as above
      Dec 2003
    • Latex Alert PDF
      Cougar Tales Hubert Olson Middle School Bloomington, MN Vol 40 No 3 Jan 2005
    • same as above PDF
    • same as above PDF
    • same as above PDF
    • same as above PDF
      Archived version
    • same as above PDF
      Archived version
    • Latex Policy
      2003-2004 Handbook Bert Raney Elementary School Granite Falls, MN
    • same as above
    • Latex Balloons
      Willmar Junior High Newsletter Willmar, MN Sep/Oct 2003
    • Latex Safe Schools
      Princeton Public Schools Princeton, MN
    • similar to above
    • Latex Allergies PDF
      2003-2004 Handbook/Calendar Rice Lake Elementary School Lino Lakes, MN
    • same as above
    • same as above PDF
      2004-2005
    • Latex Balloons
      Centerville Elementary Handbook 2002-2003 Centerville, MN Archived version
    • same as above
      Archived version
    • same as above
      2003-2004 Archived version
    • same as above
      2001-2002 Archived version
    • Balloons
      Centennial Elementary School Circle Pines, MN
    • Tickler File PDF
      The Eagle's Nest Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie, MN Vol 12 No 2 Nov 2001
    • Fernbrook News
      Fernbrook Elementary School Maple Grove, MN Sep 2001 Archived version
    • Please! No latex in our schools PDF
      School Pages Bloomington Public Schools Bloomington, MN Sep 2001
    • News from the Nurse PDF
      Principal's Newsletter Parkway South Middle School St. Louis, MO Oct 2005
    • Balloon Bouquets PDF
      Bryant School Newsletter Helena School District Helena, MT Sep 29 2005
    • same as above PDF
      The Hawthorne Highlight Helena School District Helena, MT Sep 2005
    • same as above PDF
    • Parent/Student Handbook PDF
      Helena Middle School Helena, MT 2005-06
    • Decorations PDF
      Capital High School Student Handbook Helena, MT 2005-06
    • No Latex, Please PDF
      Cub News C.R. Anderson Middle School Helena, MT Feb 2004
    • same as above PDF
    • Latex-safe school
      Handbook 2003-04 Meadowlark Elementary School Billings, MT
    • Lincoln Southwest High School
      Lincoln, NE
    • Latex Precautions PDF
      The Telescope Lincoln North Star High School Lincoln, NE Vol 15 No 1 Summer 2005
    • Latex Precautions at School
      Lincoln Public Schools Lincoln, NE
    • Peterborough Elementary School - Peterborough, NH
      • Allergies and Sensitivities
        Health Office Information
      • Balloons
        Student-Parent Handbook 2005-2006
    • Science Fair 2005 PDF
      Lake George Elementary Newsletter Lake George, NY Mar 2005
    • Latex Free Zone
      by Kathy Harriff, RN Sutherland High School Pittsford, NY Sep 2005
    • Flowers and Balloons PDF
      2003-2004 Student Handbook Hillsborough Elementary School Hillsborough, NC
    • same as above PDF
      2004-2005 Student Handbook Hillsborough Elementary School Hillsborough, NC
    • same as above
      2004-2005 Student - Parent Handbook Efland Cheeks Elementary School Efland, NC
    • Birthday Celebrations
      South Elementary School Lancaster, OH
    • Latex Allergies In Our Schools! PDF
      by Marcia Schlichter, RN THS Newsletter Talawanda High School Oxford, OH Vol 2005-06 Issue 5 Feb 2006
    • West Linn-Wilsonville School District - West Linn, OR
      • Safety Moment: Reminder About Latex Balloons PDF
      • New Safety Committee Issues
        District Safety Committee Minutes Mar 16 2004
      • New Policy Concerning Latex MS Word
        Jun 18 2004
    • Allergies prompt a new rule at WHS
      Latex balloons are now a no-no, students are told by Danielle Frost Wilsonville Spokesman Wilsonville, OR Dec 10 2003 Archived version
    • Education Briefs: Wilsonville latex balloon ban
      The Oregonian Dec 11 2003 Archived version
    • Beaverton School District - Beaverton, OR
      • Latex Ban PDF
        McKinley Elementary School Student Handbook & Consistent Discipline Handbook 2004-2005
      • same as above PDF
        Westview High School Student Planner & Handbook 2002-2003
      • Balloons PDF
        Student-Parent Handbook and Beaverton School District Consistent Discipline Handbook Five Oaks Middle School 2003-2004
    • Policies and Procedures: Latex
      Philadelphia Academy Charter School Philadelphia, PA
    • Central Bucks Schools Are Latex Safe PDF
      Principals' Prose Mill Creek Elementary School Warrington, PA Vol 3 No 1 Sep 2003
    • Policies: Latex Allergies
      Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
    • Garnet Valley School District - Glen Mills/Boothwyn, PA
      • Balloons
        Garnet Valley Middle School Glen Mills, PA
      • Balloons
        Garnet Valley Elementary School Glen Mills, PA
      • Alert from Nurse's Office: Balloons
        Bethel Springs Elementary School Boothwyn, PA
      • same as above
      • "No Latex" policy
        Concord Elementary School Glen Mills, PA
    • General School Information: Health PDF
      School Handbook 2004-2005 Penn Wood Elementary School West Chester, PA
    • Flowers and Balloons
      Lincoln Elementary School Watertown, SD
    • What area school systems do
      The Tennessean Nashville, TN Jan 24 2006
    • same as above
    • same as above
    • same as above
    • same as above
    • same as above
    • What's Happening at HES
      Heritage Elementary School Thompson Station, TN Feb 08 2005 Archived version
    • Special Alert Concerning Latex Products
      Brookville High School Lynchburg, VA Aug 2000
    • Southwest Adopts No Latex-Balloon Policy
      Patient and Staff Safety Prompt Change News Release Southwest Washington Medical Center Vancouver, WA Apr 06 2006
    • Latex Warning
      Sultan Middle School Newsletter Sultan Middle School Sultan WA Dec 2005
    • Community Alert about Latex Allergy PDF
      Capital High School Newsletter Capital High School Charleston, WV Oct-Nov 2005
    • Latex Free Zone
      Capital High School Charleston, WV
    • Latex Sensitivity Alert! PDF
      OutLook Door County Memorial Hospital Ministry Health Care Sturgeon Bay, WI Jun 02 2006
    • Restrictions: Latex
      Saint Joseph's Hospital Ministry Health Care Marshfield, WI
    • A Very Important Health Alert Reminder PDF
      Newsletter Wrightstown Elementary School Wrightstown, WI May/Jun 2006
    • Latex-Free School PDF
      Core Knowledge Courier Verona Area Core Knowledge Charter School Verona, WI Vol 10 Issue 11 Nov 2005
    • Latex Balloons
      Nighthawk News Northside Elementary School Sun Prairie, WI Nov/Dec 2005
    • Balloons and Flowers
      Parent Newsletter Slinger Middle School Slinger, WI Vol 1 Issue IV Jan 2006
    • Latex Allergy PDF
      Parent Handbook 2005-2006 School District of Hartford, WI
    • FYI PDF
      13th Annual Jam State Conference Wisconsin Association of School Councils Green Bay, WI Apr 24-24 2005
    • Latex Alert MS Word
      by Diane Hamilton, RN East Troy Community Schools East Troy, WI
    • Notice: Community Alert about Latex Allergy PDF
      by Mary K. Logemann, RN School District of Platteville, WI 2003
    • Hartland/Lakeside School District - Hartland, WI
      • Latex in School PDF
      • same as above PDF
        Summer/Fall 2004
      • same as above PDF
        Parent/Student Handbook 2004-2005
      • same as above PDF
    • Local Florists Told Not To Send Latex Balloon Bouquets To OHS PDF
      Freddy's Footnotes Onalaska High School Onalaska, WI Aug 2005
    • Irving F. Stocker Elementary School - Kenosha, WI
      • Important Safety Announcement... PDF
        The Stocker Revue Oct 2004
      • Allergy Alert!!! PDF
        The Stocker Revue Aug 2004
    • Latex
      Pewaukee School District Pewaukee, WI Archived version
    • Balloons busted
      Some schools ban those made of latex because of choking hazard by Amy Hetzner Journal Sentinel Milwaukee, WI Feb 23 2001
    • same as above
      Printer-friendly version
    • same as above
    • same as above
    • same as above
      Printer-friendly version
    • Latex Balloon Warning
      McKinley Elementary School Appleton, WI Archived version
    • same as above
      Family Handbook Classical Charter School Appleton, WI
    • Latex
      Horizon Elementary School Handbook Horizon Elementary School Plymouth, WI
    • No Latex Balloons At School PDF
      Blue Jays C.H. Bird Elementary School Sun Prairie, WI Aug/Sep 2003
    • District Procedure - Latex
      Hayward Community School District Hayward, WI Approved Oct 21 2002
    • Cumberland School District Policy for Minimizing the Risk of Latex Exposure PDF
      Cumberland, WI Adopted Apr 20 2000
    • same as above PDF
    • School District of Holmen - Holmen, WI
      • Latex Safe Policy
        Holmen High School
      • same as above MS Word
      • Latex Safety Policy
        School Board Policy Approved Mar 24 2003
      • same as above
    • SD42 gets tough on allergies
      by Stephen Tipper Maple Ridge Times British Columbia, Canada Jun 20 2006
    • Quick Facts PDF
      Lasalle Pubic School NewsletterLasalle, ON Dec 06 2005
    • Allergy Alert PDF
      Newsletter St. Bernadette School Oakville, ON Vol 8 May 2005
    • Prince Charles Public School - London, ON
      • Latex Balloon Free PDF
        Oct 2004
      • No Latex Please PDF
        Sep 2003 Archived version
    • Balloons
      Netivon Newsletter Netivot HaTorah Day School Thornhill, ON Jan 23 2004
    • School Policies and Procedures: Latex Allergies
      Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School Waterford, ON
    • Life Threatening Allergies
      2003-2004 Handbook St. Michael Corkery Carp, ON
    • Allergy Alert
      Holy Name of Mary School Newsletter St. Marys, ON Sep 02 2003


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