Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:30:31 -0400
Reply-To: bill.w.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**GSK.COM
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From: bill.w.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**GSK.COM
Subject: Re: Latex Glove degeneration
I also suggest checking the date on the gloves if so labelled. "Old" boxes
are more common now as the use of Latex gloves has decreased and
inventories are sold. Once a box is opened, deterioration definitely
accelerates. I found that putting a small number of gloves in a plastic
bag and flushing with nitrogen, reduces deterioration significantly. I did
this to store Latex gloves as a First Responder. I have now changed over
to Nitrile gloves where this is much less of a problem. Most likely cause
of problems is indoor ozone and low air turnover.


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