Introduction

This website contains valuable information on various aspects and attributes of natural rubber latex gloves,including its manufacturing process and the merits of such gloves as being a 'green' product from sustainable resources.

It also provides information about the Standard Malaysian Glove (SMG) program, which sets stringent standards for barrier protection and strict limits on protein and powder content to reduce allergy risk. It also features information on the use of latex gloves in health care and food-handling, including findings from latest scientific research.

In addition, information on nitrile gloves is also available in the website. Nitrile gloves provide the best alternative to natural latex gloves for latex protein sensitive users.

Important Facts about Latex and Latex Gloves
About Nitrile Gloves
  • Health Safety

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 2 million people pick up infections during hospital stays each year, resulting in about 90,000 deaths with an overall cost of $5 billion annually...

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  • Food Safety

    Most people do not think about foodborne illness until they become ill from unknowingly eating contaminated food. While the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world,each year about 76 ...

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  • Regulations

    Medical devices are some of the many items/products regulated by the FDA, a scientific, regulatory and public health agency that oversees about 25% of gross national products in the United States...

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  • Environment

    Natural rubber is an inherently environmentally-friendly material and rubber trees contribute to environmental protection. They are grown on some 10 million hectares worldwide and annually...

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