Selecting the Right Gloves

Guide to Gloves

Whether you’re cleaning up a mess or caring for an open wound, gloves help to keep you and others healthy, clean, and protected. Medical gloves specifically, help to prevent cross-contamination between people as well as provide protection against chemicals and bacteria. There are many different types of gloves leading to confusion of when to use which. Gloves differ in protection, material, comfort, and durability. Below are explanations of the three common glove types appertaining to your unique needs.  


Latex gloves are made of natural rubber so offer the most stretch and comfortability. They also provide the best protection against bacteria and viruses. However, health professionals are gradually moving away from latex as it is becoming a more common allergen that irritates skin.


Vinyl Gloves are made of synthetic vinyl material such as PVC (polyvinyl choride). EVA Vinyl Examination gloves are FDA approved to protect against blood borne pathogens or bodily fluid exposures. They contain no latex, powder or toxic plasticizer D.I.N.P. Medical quality exam gloves are non-sterile can be used by health professionals. Additionally, they work for industry and commercial use such as food prep or at home, for cleaning. Vinyl gloves are the most cost-efficient and comfortable alternative to latex.


Nitrile Gloves resemble the stretchy feel of latex gloves and are also highly durable and puncture resistant. EVA Nitrile Examination gloves protect against chemicals and viruses and offer similar protection to heavier duty gloves. They are powder-free reducing possible allergens and offering great comfort and sensitivity.


EVA gloves are ambidextrous, have a beaded cuff, and smooth external finish making them a top-quality product. Protect yourself and others from germs and viruses by adding gloves to your personal protection equipment gear.

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