Call for participants: Latex allergy study

A latex allergy study is underway at Inflamax Research in Mississauga, Ontario. They are seeking healthy adults to participate in this study.

As there is cross-reactivity with latex and some foods, like banana, avocado, chestnut, and kiwi, some members in the food allergy community may also have a latex allergy or know affected individuals who might be interested in this study (please share with them).

Following is the announcement from the research team.

From the research team:

A study is presently underway at Inflamax Research in Mississauga, to identify subjects with Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) to common rubber allergens. They are seeking healthy males and females to participate in a latex allergy study. Following is their announcement:

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study we are conducting. Our research team, led by Dr. Peter Couroux is looking to determine whether a rubber medical device contains chemicals which might cause a skin reaction in individuals who are already allergic to common chemicals found in rubber. This may include such products as balloons, latex gloves and bandages to name a few.

How to participate

Participation will involve passing a telephone questionnaire and then attending a screening visit at our clinic in Mississauga. This is a 2-part study and participants need to pass the first part in order to be eligible for the second part. If the participant is deemed eligible for the study there will be 3 visits for each study part to the Inflamax clinic in Mississauga.

Participants who successfully complete the 2-part study will receive a maximum compensation of $800.


To be eligible for the study, participants must be healthy males or females between 18 – 65 years of age and have a latex allergy. Patches containing common Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) inducing substances will be applied to the upper arm followed by an evaluation of the patch application sites. Participants must be able to travel to our Mississauga clinic for the visits and be available for the 2-part study (based on passing part 1); each part consists of 3 visits and approximately 7 total hours in duration.


Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You may refuse to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without explanation. All information obtained during this study will be kept strictly confidential. The research data will be available only to the research team. This study has been reviewed by IRB Services, an independent Research Ethics Board.

Study Link

To participate in this study, please click on this link to register: www.sneezetoronto.com

Registration will be open until 13-Aug-2018.


If you have any questions about this study, please contact Jodi Graham, jgraham@inflamaxresearch.com 905-282-1808