Latex and vinyl nonsterile examination gloves: status report on laboratory evaluation of defects by physical and biological methods.

@article{Kotilainen1990LatexAV,
  title={Latex and vinyl nonsterile examination gloves: status report on laboratory evaluation of defects by physical and biological methods.},
  author={H R Kotilainen and J L Avato and Nelson M Gantz},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1627-30}
}
We have reported previously (H. R. Kotilainen, J. P. Brinker, J. L. Avato, and N. M. Gantz, Arch. Intern. Med. 149:2749-2753, 1989) that the quality of nonsterile examination gloves available for clinical use may be extremely variable. In view of the concern over human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus transmission to health care workers, the continuing variability of gloves available for use, and the need for a simple and safe test, we have evaluated 2,500 vinyl (five brands) and 2… CONTINUE READING

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