question: are the thin-plastic type of earbud made with latex?
they bug the crap out of me, and always have to switch them out for the foam kind.
thin plastic (latex?) —->
foam-type earbud —->
yea, after researching ( http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Latex-Allergy-Revisited_106.html ) looks like the bothersome ones are most probably made from latex.
i don’t have a HUGE allergy — but latex gloves are one of the reasons could not pursue a nursing career. just became too sick to help other sick people! it’s a good thing the “cheaper” foam-type buds are attached to ones that break, so for packrats like me, you end up with a supply of the more skin-friendly earbuds.
shame on manufacturers going this route ….