Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:15:42 -0500
Reply-To: "B. Allan Dye" <bad25**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
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From: "B. Allan Dye" <bad25**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: static charge in exam gloves

Hello all,
I am fairly new to the list and wanted some advice on exam gloves and
static charge.  Latex can hold a static charge and transfer this to the
utensil causing flaky substances to scatter during lab procedures such as
weighing powders.  Is there any advantage over this with nitrile or
vinyl.  Also, I was told that ethanol pretreat may help.


B. Allan Dye
Cornell University
Environmental Health & Safety
Lab Safety Group
Associate Chemical Hygiene Officer
Office: (607) 255-4288
Fax: (607) 255-8267

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