This article is a good reminder about the challenges of glove selection in general, and also includes a link to an interesting article (in French) on the impact of chemical contamination of gloves on the gloves' mechanical strength.
Choosing the Right Protective Glove Isn‰??t Easy, But Research Provides Some Guidance
Wearing gloves helps protect your hands. This basic principle seems simple, but the details are a lot more complicated. What glove will give me the best protection when I handle needles, glass, sheet metal or solvents? What glove won‰??t reduce my dexterity? And if I wash it, will it protect me less? What if I don‰??t wash it? What if the things I handle are coated with solvent or oil? There are lots of questions to consider before you actually pull on a glove. That‰??s why the IRSST has funded and conducted a number of research projects on protective gloves.
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