Latex gloves were once the go-to choice for medical professionals, but there is a newer alternative that is becoming increasingly popular. Nitrile gloves are gaining favor for their durability, elasticity and strength, and they eliminate the risk of allergic reactions created by natural rubber latex gloves.
Made from a synthetic rubber, nitrile gloves are often called “medical grade” because they are superior to latex gloves when it comes to puncture resistance. Their durability is ensured by the Food and Drug Administration, and they provide many appealing attributes.
Nitrile gloves are latex-free, highly puncture resistant and mold to hands to ensure a great fit. They also have a high level of sensitivity and can be worn for extended periods of time. They work well in situations involving infectious materials, resist many chemicals and have an extended shelf life compared to latex gloves. All these qualities make them an attractive alternative to latex for medical professionals.