The Hygenic Corporation is one of the only manufacturers of both “natural rubber latex” and “natural rubber” products. Many people don't.
Rubber and latex are not the same, but many people use the words as if they both referred only to natural rubber, which is the material derived from the milky.
Allergy to natural rubber latex was first documented in the late 1970s. The condition now commonly known as “Latex allergy” is caused by the.