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Medical_art  Latex Examination Gloves

Examination gloves can be made of vinyl, nitrile or latex. The natural latex gloves are considered suitable in most situations. Latex gloves are the gloves most popularly seen when visiting the doctor, dentist or hospital. Inspite of the emergence of various gloves in the market, latex examination gloves are still the most commonly used gloves in the health care setting to protect both patients and caregivers.

Two types of latex gloves

  • Lightly powdered latex gloves: These gloves contain a small amount of food-grade cornstarch for easier donning.
  • Powder-free latex gloves: These gloves contain no powder and they undergo a high-tech, chlorination "bath" which in turn help in reducing the presence of latex proteins, during the manufacturing process

Sizes available

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-large

Latex examination gloves: Features and benefits
Latex examination gloves are medical grade gloves that are non sterile. They are considered the best for protection against pathogens. Moreover the natural rubber latex allows proficiency in actions as it provides, sensitivity, flexibility and durability. Latex gloves provide excellent tactile sense in a thin, form-fitting glove. These gloves are used where the exposure to blood and body fluids is more. The latex gloves are more durable than the vinyl ones and can handle more stress. They may need to be changed every 15 to 30 minutes. Manufactured from high-grade natural latex rubber, these gloves need to be FDA registered for use in health care applications.

Besides being use in hospitals and health care sectors by doctors and nurses, latex examination gloves are also used in

  • Food processing
  • Fiberglass fabrication
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Maintenance
  • Electronics assembly
  • Janitorial and
  • Canning

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