Dithiocarbamate contamination of salad produce and the use of rubber gloves

Tests have shown that handling salad produce with gloves containing natural latex rubber compounds can result in the deposition of reportable levels of dithiocarbamates. This factsheet reports on the results of dithiocarbamate tests from four different glove types and recommends the most appropriate glove types for handling fresh produce.

This information was last updated in 2005.