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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)
(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