Myth 7: One disposable glove can meet all my needs in the laboratory

Having one disposable glove to meet all needs is understandably an attractive proposition. However looking at the different hazards in the laboratory, a differentiated approach to selection of disposable glove may be more appropriate. We already know that gauge thickness, glove materials etc can provide varying levels of personal protection to chemical exposure. Likewise longer length gloves may be preferred for extra process or personal protection. Finally users with sensitive skin may seek out gloves with low dermatitis potential. These gloves may be identified as accelerator-free and/or well washed gloves.

Reality: Multiple factors in the laboratory support a differentiated approach to glove selection and therefore the likelihood of one glove meeting all needs is unlikely to be achievable

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