ALLERGIC TO LATEX GLOVES? WE HAVE THE ANSWER
An allergy to latex is a serious (but generally not fatal) condition, with symptoms including hives, itching, a stuffy or runny nose, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties.
In most cases symptoms begin within minutes after exposure to latex containing products, such as?disposable gloves. In addition, due to the nature of sweat build up, the skin under the gloves can be red and scaly, leading to eczema. These symptoms are caused by an allergy to the protein found in natural rubber, so naturally avoidance is the best way to prevent any reactions.
The number of people showing these latex allergy-related symptoms has?significantly increased over the last decade, so much so that many companies who require disposable gloves are opting for alternatives to latex just to be on the safe side. If you have employees who are allergic to latex, here are the best alternative disposable gloves you can buy.
These gloves are made using nitrile butadiene, which is a synthetic rubber, therefore removing the natural protein that causes the latex allergy. Apart from this difference, these gloves are the same high quality that you need for any practical application ? soft, supple and comfortable to wear. While they?re not suitable for use when working with nitric acid or other strong oxidizers, they are perfectly acceptable for use in the healthcare, catering and food preparation industries.
Therefore, if you are concerned about allergies from using latex gloves, our SafeTouch nitrile gloves make the perfect alternative. Still offering superb comfort and flexibility, these gloves should not irritate the skin even if you?re prone to allergic reactions.??The high quality material chosen is very resistant to punctures, giving you added peace of mind and allowing you more scope when it comes to more challenging or physical tasks. Their resistance to puncturing and chemicals is also superb, making them a highly versatile choice and a great all-rounder. Textured fingertips add grip, and the powder-free construction helps minimise dust contamination.?Scroll back up and order today to avail of the great savings!