Are these powdered? When I worked in industry, I experienced what I thought was an allergy to nitrile gloves (i.e rash after wearing for a prolonged period). When we switched to a non-powdered glove, I was fine.
Just a thought
Are you using powdered gloves? Nitrile allergies are pretty rare. Are these thin gloves or thick gloves (thin I assume).
If the glove use is to keep the student clean or the work area clean, there are potential alternatives. If it is for chemical permeation resistance, you need to check permeation guides.
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I have not heard of nitrile glove allergy but allergy to latex is not uncommon. It would be good to document the nitrile allergy if it has not been previously reported. Perhaps you could try vinyl gloves but I would do it cautiously since this person is allergic to nitrile (a polymer).
>From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety"
>Sent: Sep 1, 2016 12:59 PM
>Subject: [DCHAS-L] Latex and Nitrile Glove Allergies
>From: Amanda MacPherson
>Re: Latex and Nitrile Glove Allergies
>We currently have a student going through our chemistry program that has an allergy to latex and nitrile gloves. Does anyone know of a suitable alternative they would recommend? I have found several alternatives, but I know virtually nothing about the gloves themselves.
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