The American Latex Allergy Association is a national non-profit, tax exempt organization that provides information about latex allergy and supports latex-allergic individuals. Originally, the organization was formed by a group of approximately 30 health care workers who acquired latex allergy. We sought to provide information and support for one another, as well as to other persons and organizations. Our original name A.L.E.R.T., Inc. continues to reflect our mission: Allergy to Latex Education and Resource Team.
Our board of directors consists of volunteers, elected officers, and professional advisors. A newsletter called The ALERT is published quarterly. We hold an annual general membership meeting and oversee local support meetings.
The mission of the American Latex Allergy Association is to create awareness of latex allergy through education and to provide support to individuals who have been diagnosed with latex allergy. The American Latex Allergy Association has local support network contacts in over 20 states.