Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Allergies to Gloves

What's the Differences between Manufacturers Disposable Gloves?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

What's the Differences between Manufacturers Disposable Gloves?

Any disposable glove, weather nitrile, latex, or vinyl can be used in a wide variety of applications. There are many key facts to pay attention to when shopping around for disposable gloves and deciding between different manufacturers. The following article will outline several facts that you should be aware of as your begin your disposable glove search.  More texture does not mean better grip The most significant factor that plays into the grip level of a disposable glove is the surface treatment. Natural latex is inherently sticky and tacky, much like glue. Left untreated, latex would just become a large ball...

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Allergy to Nitrile Gloves

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

We know that nitrile gloves are typically utilized to avoid allergic reactions that arise from latex gloves. However, nitrile gloves come with their own set of cautions in regards to allergies, and this week at Your Glove Source, we want to make sure that you’re informed about how to protect yourself and your employees from nitrile allergies. What Causes Nitrile Allergies? Nitrile allergies are actually relatively rare, compared to latex allergies and are caused by the chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process of nitrile gloves. Typically these chemicals are ‘accelerator chemicals’. Another very common area where allergens arise...

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Allergy to Latex Gloves

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

With over 30% of people in the United States affected by latex allergies, it is likely that you or someone you know has experienced the irritating symptoms. Latex gloves are most prominently used in the medical field, and statistics show that nearly 20% of medical workers and up to 68% of children who undergo multiple surgeries experience latex allergies. Keep in mind that anyone can develop a latex allergy at anytime. It is progressive and can get worse with each exposure. The only way to avoid latex allergy is avoidance.  This is obviously a common problem that ails many people,...

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