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Why Paramedics Will Not Give Up On Nitrile Gloves Yet

by Muna wa Wanjiru


Nitrile Gloves are growing in popularity. Gloves are found to be used by different people for many different purposes. They are mainly used for keeping the hands warm and also for protection. Gloves were used by people in households while doing the dishes or washing the toilets using harmful chemical detergents and washing liquids.

Healthcare people used gloves to protect themselves from the harmful bacteria while they treat wounds o during operations etc. Though in the earlier year's people especially doctors were using rubber or latex gloves for conducting surgeries they soon found that these gloves were open to wear and tear because of punctures. It was then that nit rile gloves were introduced.

These nitrile gloves are made from high grade non latex material and are synthetically produced. These gloves made of nit rile are more highly resistant to punctures and tears than the ordinary rubber gloves. They are also superior and can withstand many types of chemicals. These nit rile gloves have a low resistance to friction and can be put on very easily unlike the other gloves like gloves made from vinyl or latex. Nit rile gloves offer high degree of flexibility and dexterity to the fingers. it is important that when gloves are chosen a few points have to be kept in the mind.

First is the extent of protection which is needed for their hands, the quality of the glove and how it is made, and whether any allergic reactions will occur due to the material of the glove. Nit rile gloves are manufactured in three different grades in the order of the amount of protection they offer to the wearer of the gloves. If the glove has a medical grade then it has the highest protection rating and these gloves have undergone the most vigorous tests and have got the superior rating.

The second grade is the high risk type where the gloves are used in the emergency medical services like the paramedics. The third grade is the utility grade where the gloves with this grading are not used in the medical field and have not been tested. These nit rile gloves are used in jobs which require protection like painting.

Cornstarch is added to nitrile gloves so that it makes wearing the gloves much easier and these nit rile gloves come in all kind of sizes to fit any type of hand. They also come in different textures and thickness and also in various cuff lengths.

It is important that nit rile gloves are not stored under high heat or exposed to excessive light as it can make the rubber to disintegrate much faster. Nitrile gloves are more expensive than the traditional vinyl or latex gloves. But this has not deterred many medical professional from switching to nitrile gloves from latex gloves as latex gloves have been known to cause allergies.

Muna wa Wanjiru Has Been Researching and Reporting on Gloves for Years. For More Information on Nitrile Gloves, Visit His Site at NITRILE GLOVES


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