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My granddaughter is allergic to rubber/latex. What would be an alternative to rubber handles on her bike.?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Visit your bike shop
Handlebars grips are available in plastic and other non-latex materials.
Leather gloves will prevent direct contact with rubber grips as well as cotton does while providing additional hand protection from falls.

In brief: Visit your bike shop
Handlebars grips are available in plastic and other non-latex materials.
Leather gloves will prevent direct contact with rubber grips as well as cotton does while providing additional hand protection from falls.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Wear cotton gloves
...If needed. True latex allergy is in reaction to airborne latex rubber proteins.
Vulcanized rubber, such as that in bike handles, tennis shoes, rubber bands, etc, does not give off latex proteins. Many people allergic to latex are afraid to be around this type of rubber, but it really doesn't cause any trouble.

In brief: Wear cotton gloves
...If needed. True latex allergy is in reaction to airborne latex rubber proteins.
Vulcanized rubber, such as that in bike handles, tennis shoes, rubber bands, etc, does not give off latex proteins. Many people allergic to latex are afraid to be around this type of rubber, but it really doesn't cause any trouble.
Dr. Gary Steven
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