West High School
LATEX SAFE SCHOOL
West High is a latex safe school. For the
safety of students, please review the following lists of latex safe items and
items to avoid.
LATEX SAFE ITEMS:
Erasers – Vinyl and plastic are fine, RoseArt, and Sanford (EXCEPT Pink Pearl)
Pens/Pencils – Bic pencils/mechanical pencils with erasers sold in US, Sharpies
Glue – Washable school glue & glue sticks (Elmer’s & KidStix/American Glue Co. and Rose Art
– All Dixon/Ticonderoga products, MOST markers, colored pencils,
watercolor sets, highlighters, dry erase (exclusive of grips) are safe
ITEMS TO AVOID:
Equipment: Latex or rubber gloves, rubber tubing, items that are torn or broken down and have rubber bladders or interiors, rubber handled/headed items. (Rubbermaid products are not actually made of rubber.)
Classroom Supplies: Rubber bands (use string or paper clips), rubber cement, rubber handled scissors, scented erasers (Sanford is okay, except for Pink Pearl), PenTech pencils, plastic bags with zippers, rubber playground equipment, spray glue, mouse pads with rubber backing (most have that), rubber mouse balls.
Other: Off-brands or cheaper foreign brands are at high risk for latex.
West High in no way endorses or discourages the use of any specific brands.