Can all glove materials cause skin reactions?
All gloves, whether latex or synthetic, can cause reactions in some individuals. Specific reactions vary depending on the material and the manufacturing process.
What types of skin reactions can gloves cause?
The most common skin reactions to gloves include irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and immediate hypersensitivity.
What type of powder is used in the powdered versions of SafeTouch gloves?
The powder in SafeTouch gloves is cornstarch, not wheat.
Do gloves provide protection against H1N1 virus and other viruses?
Most SafeTouch gloves were tested for viral penetration, which includes viruses such as H1N1. However, the test is conducted with a bacteriophage that is representative of most viruses and not H1N1 virus itself.
Do Medicom SafeTouch gloves contain gluten?
Medicom SafeTouch gloves do NOT contain gluten
What are some reactions or irritations to gloves?
Reported incidents of irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and immediate hypersensitivity are common reactions.
Are Safe-Touch gloves available in a powder free type?
Yes, including latex, nitrile and vinyl.
If someone is allergic to latex which SafeTouch glove should I recommend?
You can recommend our Vinyl or Nitrile gloves. Both of these do not contain LATEX and are available in powder and powder free.
What is Nitrile?
Nitrile is a synthetic rubber which has the similar elasticity to natural rubber latex. NON-LATEX (Latex-free)silk
Are the 1129 and 1155 gloves food safe?
Yes, they are food safe and registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).