Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:19:47 -0400
Reply-To: Heinz H Trebitz <heinz.h.trebitz**At_Symbol_Here**VALLEY.NET>
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From: Heinz H Trebitz <heinz.h.trebitz**At_Symbol_Here**VALLEY.NET>
Subject: Latex Glove degeneration

Regarding Debbie Decker's question I wonder whether, regardless of the 
cause of the glove deterioration, the use of  latex gloves for personal 
protection in a lab environment is adequate. Their wear, cut and 
breakthrough resistance is limited if not marginal; they may provide the 
wearer with a false sense of security. 
In addition to finding the cause of the glove deterioration, I'd suggest 
reviewing the lab's glove policy and providing researchers with better 
quality gloves assuring hand protection specific for the expected 
potential chemical exposures.

Heinz Trebitz, Ph.D.
Consultant E,H&S
480 Colby Road North
Thetford Center, VT 05075, USA
Tel: (802) 785-2129
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