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How to choose medical examination gloves

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How to choose medical examination gloves

If you buy or use medical examination gloves...Are you sure that you and your staff are protected? Read more to find out...1. Choosing the material.Latex, nitrile and vinyl are the most commonly used disposable glove materials. Each material is suitable for specific uses.Natural rubber latex is a plant-derived material. Latex gloves offer good barrier protection, close fit and flexibility. Latex use in medical gloves has been decreasing in recent years. The downside of latex is the possibility of latex allergies, ranging from skin irritation to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition.Nitrile is nearly as strong and flexible as latex, without the allergy risk....

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Food handling: what's wrong with latex gloves?

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Latex gloves are a bad deal. Healthcare workers all over the world have figured this out. However, in many non-healthcare-related industries, such as food service, latex gloves continue to turn up like a bad penny. Unfortunately, in our experience, this problem is common in Bermuda. What's wrong with latex gloves? Allergies. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is clear on the subject (some of the emphasis is ours): 8-12 percent of health care workers are latex sensitive with reactions ranging from irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact sensitivity, to immediate, possibly life-threatening, sensitivity. Workers exposed to latex gloves and other products...

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