Nitrile Exam Gloves: What Makes Them Special?
“There are many things to consider when choosing a glove including quality, protection, and allergies.”
Pop into a supermarket, you’re likely to see shoppers wearing nitrile exam gloves or similar latex gloves as they pedal shopping trolleys around. They wear gloves as a way to avoid getting COVID-19.
But are you wearing gloves that will protect you from the virus? It really depends on the situation.
COVID-19 IS MAINLY SPREAD IN THE AIR
The virus COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through the respiratory tract whenever an infected person coughs or sneezes. And this occurs when people are within 6 feet of each other. The other way you could get infected from the virus is from contaminated objects. So whenever you touch a surface or object and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes, you may have been exposed to the virus.
Washing your hands thoroughly is the best defense against COVID-19. But if you’re going to the supermarket or other public places, you will not have access to soap, hand sanitizer, or other sanitation products to clean food carts. That is why many people wear gloves. But wearing gloves might give you a false sense of safety. Because the virus stays in latex and other kinds of gloves, if you touch your face at any moment, you may still be exposed to a virus.
Disposable gloves are among the most commonly used safety products in the world. They are used across all sectors, such as the medical, food, chemical, and automotive industry and so on. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing gloves, including allergies, level of protection (nitrile exam gloves or non-medical grade gloves), and reliability, Here’s a brief summary of the three types of gloves and their variations.
Nitrile gloves, often referred to as medical-grade or nitrile exam gloves, is ideal for those with latex allergies. They are made of synthetic rubber that is free of latex and more preferable than latex gloves when it comes to puncture resistance and overall reliability. Nitrile gloves or nitrile exam gloves also give greater chemical resistance when compared to latex gloves and vinyl gloves.
The reason it is referred to as medical-grade or exam grade is dependant on the level of certification it receives. This can be found on the box as an FDA or CE (Europe) approval meaning it has gone through the proper process and can be used in a medical facility. This also provides reassurance that the quality overall has been met and avoids possibly blended materials that won’t deliver the same protection.
Another advantage of nitrile gloves is that they are the most efficient in breaking up electrostatic charges and contribute fewer particles to contaminating the working environment for use in cleanrooms. They can also tolerate higher temperatures, which is a benefit in the vehicle industry.
Nitrile gloves vary in thickness as well as type, which can be powdered, lightly powdered, or powder-free.
Molds to your Hand
Excellent Puncture Resistance
Long Shelf Life
Vinyl is a synthetic, non-biodegradable, protein-free material. It’s very simple to produce, making the gloves very affordable to buy. Vinyl gloves are produced in several different thicknesses with powdered or non-powdered choices as well as medical or non-medical grade.
They are a softer fitting and are usually used in the food sector, where longevity and protection are not as vital while providing a cheaper option considering they are disposed of constantly as food is being continuously handled.
Vinyl gloves are more appropriate to short-term, low-risk activities where the price is a determinant. They do not provide as good dexterity as nitrile and latex gloves, but they’re a great choice for certain activities.
The Vinyl Nitrile blend glove is a new type of synthetic glove developed on the basis of vinyl glove manufacturing technology. It causes no allergies and provides economical and accessible safety in different work conditions for both medical and industrial applications. Its material is made of PVC paste and Nitrile latex, so the finished product has the advantage of both PVC and Nitrile gloves.
Generally, they are used in the field of medical examination, first aid, health care, gardening, cleaning, etc
- Non-toxic, Harmless, and Odorless.
More Durable, Softer, and Anti-Aging than PVC Gloves.
Resistance to Sweating
Better Relaxation when Wearing and more
THE PROPER USE OF THE GLOVES IS KEY
“Very few people that wear gloves for protection against COVID-19 follow these specific rules, so they are at risk of transmitting germs.”
Gloves provide appropriate protection in the healthcare environment. Health care providers receive detailed training on how to wear and take off gloves in a secure manner so that they do not infect themselves or others. Before they put on gloves, each washes their hands or use hand sanitizers. Why? Because when the skin is covered with gloves, it becomes an environment that germs thrive in – a warm, damp layer. Under gloves, the germs on your hand are increasing. Washing your hands or using sanitizer before donning gloves reduces that risk. Providers are also trained on how to correctly remove their gloves – grabbing the palm with a gloved hand and turning the gloves inside out so that the germs remain inside. After removing gloves, immediately dispose of the gloves and wash your hands again. then and immediately after wash or sanitize their hands again.
WHICH GLOVE MATERIAL IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU?
Choosing the right gloves depends on the application you will use the glove for, allergies and costs. Remember to choose a glove that is the right size for your hand, which will not only give you the most perfect experience but will prevent your gloves from falling off your hands, reducing the likelihood of accidentally affecting the gloves themselves.
So now you understand the difference between materials, you can eventually make the right choice when choosing which gloves to buy (or you can check our product details for better clarification).
However, if you’re going to wear gloves all day and need more protection, remember that we’re providing disposable gloves that can provide constant protection until disposed of.