Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:38:44 -0400
Reply-To: John Longo <longo**At_Symbol_Here**SJU.EDU>
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From: John Longo <longo**At_Symbol_Here**SJU.EDU>
Subject: gloves for phenol solutions
Hi Folks,

I received the following question from one of my colleagues:

I recently viewed a lab safety video from HHMI that appeared to demonstrate that nitrile gloves gave little/no protection from exposure to phenol, and that latex gloves provided a better barrier. A cursory look on the web is giving me conflicting information.
Could you please let us know if nitrile gloves are an effective barrier against accidental exposure to  phenol/water or phenol/chloroform solutions?

Can anyone point me to the facts?

John Longo, NRCC-CHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Office: 610-660-1784  Fax:  610-660-1783
e-mail:  longo**At_Symbol_Here**

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