Sunday, December 12, 2021

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5 Industry Uses for Latex Gloves

The origin of the latex glove is said to date back to around 1883 but it wasn't until around 1894 that it was first developed and introduced as a useful aid by William Stewart Halstead, chief surgeon at the John Hopkins Hospital, to prevent damage to the skin of medical staff when handling chemicals. Because they are close fitting they offer more ‘feel' and sensitivity when handling objects. Despite the fact that some people suffer allergic reactions to the latex as well as the obvious low level of protection against certain solvents or sharp objects, latex gloves are widely used throughout the world in a number of industries. Here, we take a look at some of the most widely used gloves, and the world's industries that they're a big part of.

Medicine and Veterinary

Latex gloves are widely used by doctors and nurses, as anyone who has had a blood sample taken will testify. The Disposable Gloves are excellent for protecting any medical personnel against the risk of coming into contact with bodily fluids which may potentially be infectious. Because the gloves are sterile and disposable they are used one time only which means there is no chance of transmitting infection. Veterinarians will use them when examining animals which have oozing or infectious wounds to avoid transference of bacteria to work surfaces. Latex gloves are also widely used in the pharmaceutical research industry to keep conditions as sterile as possible and to give the user protection against chemicals like methanol and acetone.

Catering and Food Outlets

Most people who work in any aspect of the food industry, from the foodstuff producing factories, to shops and large supermarkets, to restaurants and cafés nowadays are taught and understand the need to avoid transferring bacteria on to food items being served to the general public. In this age of litigation it is necessary to be aware of the devastation which can follow from a potential outbreak of diseases like e-coli and salmonella and latex gloves are an essential tool in the fight against this. Many food safety courses across the globe promote the use of gloves in catering and food industries.