Not a flaw at all, Monona. It is simply a statement of economic fact: All gloves cannot be tested against all chemicals or all possible solvent/solute permutations unless one has an infinite amount of time, talent and treasure to do such testing.
If a user is all that curious, they can, of course, submit a glove sample and challenge agent to an ASTM testing facility and pay for the test themselves.
All of this points up a flaw in the ASTM standard test for gloves. It only provides for testing of chemicals that are liquids at room temperature and pressure, not for solids or solids dissolved in a liquid. The exception are common chemicals that are actually gases dissolved in water like hydrochloric acid or ammonia solutions. I've never seen a substance on any glove chart that was a solid dissolved in water. So I think you are on your own as far as I know.
In a message dated 11/30/2011 8:04:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, llopez**At_Symbol_Here**EXCHANGE.FULLERTON.EDU writes:
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDUOn Behalf Of Samuella B. Sigmann
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:14 PM
Does anyone have a chart that lists the permeation times for sodium azide?
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