Disposable glove toxicity

Discussion in 'Health & Disease' started by Ethan A, Apr 6, 2017.

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  1. Ethan A

    Ethan A Contributing Member

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    Well hot damn. That's a very interesting study.


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    Very interesting. I wear them everyday for work (around 8hrs of wearing/changing nitrile gloves). They make my hands itchy, latex even worse. For that reason I've never wanted to handle frogs with them.
     
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    That would be very interesting to know, I'm thinking it might be just a certain brand, since real surgical gloves must have absolutely no contamination or toxins what so ever.. I'm not for sure, but then again I have never handeled frogs with gloves.
    Can't wait to know what you guys think.
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    All disposable gloves still need to be treated so as they don't stick together. I was doing a little reading: As far as medical grade gloves go, chlorination (either gas or hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid) is used for both latex (where it removes the latex proteins) and synthetic rubber gloves. In some circumstances cornstarch is utilized. Alternatively additional polymers or polyurethane (most vinyl) are used to coat the inside of the gloves.

    However that being said those are medical grade gloves. I can imagine the process being similar for lower grade gloves but with less quality control and more allowable contamination.

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    https://ammex.com/sales-training/finishing-the-glove-how-does-it-work/
     

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