Vinyl Gloves: The Second Generation of Gloves
With a number of people reporting allergies to latex, a second generation of gloves was developed to meet the needs of these individuals: Vinyl.
Vinyl is a synthetic material derived from petroleum. It is also referred to as poly vinyl chloride or PVC. In other words, vinyl gloves are essentially plastic. Not surprisingly, vinyl gloves have a looser, baggier fit and they do not take the shape of the hand as well as a latex glove. This is why they are usually considered a less effective medical barrier than latex and are more often seen in industrial and food service applications.
However, vinyl gloves are a practical, inexpensive and latex-free alternative, which provide effective hand protection in a variety of applications. In fact, vinyl gloves are recommended for some applications latex gloves are not. Keep in mind it all depends on the specific application and situation, and you should always test the glove first.
How about if you experience sensitivity to latex, yet need a form-fitting glove providing a superior medical or chemical barrier?
Is there an alternative disposable glove to latex and vinyl?
Let’s find out.
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