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Please note: it is important to use the selection guide provided by the manufacturer of the gloves used in your lab or work area.  There is no one glove to protect against all chemical hazards. Several common manufacturers are listed below:

Approximately 8% of health care workers have been sensitized to latex rubber proteins or the chemicals used in manufacturing the gloves.  EH&S can provide information on substitutes for latex gloves that provide the same level of barrier protection as latex without putting the wearer at risk for sensitization.  Always use non-powdered gloves regardless of the glove material used. Latex proteins adsorbed onto airborne powder increase the risk of sensitization and can exacerbate pre-existing allergic symptoms.