Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

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



Should we use powder-free vinyl or nitrile gloves for patients with latex allergies? 

The key to managing latex-allergic individuals is to avoid contact with latex proteins. Since vinyl and nitrile do not contain natural rubber latex protein, the presence of powder on these gloves poses no risk of latex exposure. The powder used in latex products may carry particles of the latex protein and cause exposure to sensitive or allergic individuals. Generally, it is not the powder itself that is of concern. 



OSAP Disclaimer | Please notify our webmaster of any problems with this website.
OSAP thanks its Super Sponsors for their support in 2016. Sponsorship does not imply endorsement by OSAP of a company's products or services.