Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Dental Gloves

Gloves for the Dental Office or Dental Laboratory

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Gloves for the Dental Office or Dental Laboratory

Gloves are an important piece of the Personal Protective Equipment puzzle when working in a dental office or laboratory, because they protect you from a wide range of infections that can be contracted from coming in contact with microorganisms in the mouth and other substances. Not only do gloves protect you from being contaminated by patients, but they also protect the patient from being contaminated by you. Gloves in these types of situations are often called the first line of defense, or a universal precaution. These terms result from the immense number of hazards that gloves can protect you from. It...

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Disposable Glove Prices On The Rise

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Disposable Glove Prices On The Rise

There is important breaking news regarding glove prices that may directly impact consumers throughout the year, especially in this first quarter. Inform yourself on what to expect for you, your business, and your employees.  TOCOM Rubber hits 4-year High with Supply Worries Mid January marked Tokyo rubber futures reaching their highest levels in nearly four years caused by rainy seasons in Thailand, which are causing supply shortages. This in turn directs the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, the leader for rubber prices in all of Southeast Asia. As of mid-January, the price for rubber on the TOCOM reached $2.70, which is the highest...

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FDA Bans Powdered Exam Gloves

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FDA Bans Powdered Exam Gloves

As of December 19, 2016 the FDA has put forth a ban on all powdered examination and surgeon gloves for medical use in the United States. This ban will be put into effect beginning on January 18, 2017. Continue reading to find out more information about this new regulation from the FDA.  This ban focuses on three main items found in the glove market: powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder meant for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. Any product that falls under any of these categories must be removed from the market by January 18th 2017.  This ban,...

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What’s The Shelf Life Of Nitrile And Latex Gloves

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What’s The Shelf Life Of Nitrile And Latex Gloves

Many times when you buy disposable gloves in bulk for your office or work place, the gloves can sit in the storage room for quite some time. How do you know that when you get around to using those gloves at the back of the shelf, they’ll still offer the same level of protection as when they were first manufactured and shipped. Keep reading to learn about some helpful guidelines that will help you know how long you can keep your disposable nitrile and latex gloves on the shelf. Shelf Life GuidelinesWhile an exact shelf life time period is dependent on...

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Some Common Chemicals Where Disposable Gloves Should Be Used

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Some Common Chemicals Where Disposable Gloves Should Be Used

We all know that you should wear gloves whenever you are handling substances that are potentially hazardous to you. But, sometimes its easy to forget where these hazards can be found, because often times they are in common places that you might not expect. Be sure to read this list to see if there are some areas where you need to glove up.   Salon Chemicals  Whether it is your hair or your nails, there are multitudes of dangerous chemicals that can be encountered at a day at the spa. Salon employees should be hyper aware of these since they...

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