What does a Latex Allergy expert or Latex Allergy consultant do? First, let’s define Latex Allergy. Broadly there are two forms of latex allergy that come from contact with latex rubber. The most dangerous one, Type I latex allergy, is the one your doctor or hospital means when they ask if you have a latex allergy and what the latex warning signs are protecting against. This allergy is a systemic allergy mediated by the type of human antibody called IgE. The allergic reaction can spread through a person’s body and cause hives, edema (swelling of the tissues, which if located in the mouth or throat can be life-threatening), and, in its worst manifestation, anaphylactic shock. This reaction is often fatal. This is the same type of reaction as bee sting shock. The second type of latex allergy causes reactions at the site of contact with a latex product but does not spread. The skin reddens and may crack or blister.
A latex allergy expert or latex allergy consultant is normally someone who has a degree in medicine, biology, immunology, or polymer science and has specific experience in the types and causes of latex allergy.
The latex allergy expert or consultant may assist clients in distinguishing between the types and causes of different latex allergies and can assess the allergen dose caused by latex products and its potential risk to cause latex allergy sensitization (i.e., can it give a person latex allergy) or allergic response in a previously sensitized person. The latex allergy expert can evaluate technologies that may reduce the risk of latex allergy and advise on the most effective technologies to maximize product safety. This includes assisting investors in selecting the right technology and in preparing due diligence/feasibility studies and loan/grant applications. During design, the latex allergy expert may perform a peer review of the design, prepare cost opinions, and assist with permit applications. During construction, the latex allergy expert might assist with construction oversight of the facility and provide commissioning reports. They may also provide operator training, start-up assistance, and management to assist in making the facilities run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In matters involving latex allergy and latex product litigation, the consultant may serve as an expert witness and assist the attorneys with understanding the processes and related technical issues and may testify in court about latex technology, economics, and related matters).
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, and biotechnologies. In these larger consulting groups, one will also find expertise in other biofuels like latex, rubber products, algae biofuels, aviation/bio-jet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coals, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, and producer gas, wood pellets. Many will also have experts in a wide variety of specialty services like expert witness testimony, techno-economic analysis, due diligence, feasibility studies, budgeting, project management, technology assessment, insurance, due diligence, risk management, benchmarking, intellectual property, HAZOP, financial modeling, competitor analysis, and assistance with RIN and Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) matters. These firms should also be able to assist with other things like Aspen plus, logistics, bioreactor design, municipal solid waste remediation, syngas and bio-based product development, carbon credits, climate change analysis, environmental permitting, equipment sales, experimental validations, grant writing, IP strategy, life cycle analysis (LCA), plant operations, plant sales and auctions, risk analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
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