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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Archived Through 2012
 FAQ - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Archived Through 2012

 

 

Can hand lotions affect the integrity of latex gloves? 

Lotions that contain petroleum- and other oil-based emollients may have the potential to degrade latex and compromise the integrity of barrier.(1,2,3)
References:
(1) APIC (Association of Professionals In Infection Control and Epidemiology). Glove use for healthcare providers (brochure). Available at http://www.apic.org/pdf/gloveuse.pdf 
(2) CDC. Oral Health Resources: Infection control: hand hygiene. Available at http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/hospital_etool/hazards/latex/latex.html 

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