Disposable Gloves S/M/L/XL
Latex Gloves Powder Free – Powdered
- Highly durable and flexible
- Best fit
- High tactile sensitivity to touch
- Preferred by surgeons
- Not recommended for those with latex allergies
- Mid-range barrier protection
Vinyl Gloves Powder Free – Powdered
- Low cost, high value
- Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- Standard barrier protection
- Soft and comfortable
- Less durable
- Less tactile for sensitive work
- Protein-free, latex free
- High barrier protection
- Chemical resistant
- Puncture resistant
Healthcare workers and anyone with frequent exposure to latex are at the greatest risk for developing latex sensitivity and allergies.
Symptoms range from minor skin irritation or redness to respiratory problems. Shock has been reported rare cases.
There is a big push by the healthcare industry to become latex-free to prevent further development of latex allergies.
Powdered & UnPowdered Gloves
Powder is used to lubricate the gloves, making them easier to put on your hands.
Cornstarch is used because it is non-irritating, however powder can impede healing if it gets into tissues so unpowdered gloves are the most popular choice among healthcare workers.
Special inner coatings on gloves have now replaced powder in many gloves, thus eliminating powder-related complications.