I hadn't heard of this before today and it may be of interest to some lab workers and EHS staff. The complete story at the VIN site is pretty informative...
Ban on powdered gloves coming Jan. 18
FDA cites numerous health dangers
Powdered medical gloves are going the way of powdered wigs.
A once ubiquitous staple of doctors, powdered gloves are being thrown out of exam and operating rooms by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as of
Jan. 18. The reason: The powder poses a variety of risks to wearers, patients and even bystanders.
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