Latex

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Latex harvesting from a tree
Another photo showing latex harvesting
Clothing made of latex

Latex is found in the sap of the Para rubber tree. The tree takes its name from the state of Pará, Brazil. Latex is used to make rubber. Place in Brazil, like the city of Manaus, grew rich from latex. Today, much natural latex comes from Southeast Asia, like Malaysia and Indonesia. Polymers made from man made latex are called "synthetic rubber".