Nitrile gloves are latex-free, and can be used for more types of chemicals than latex or rubber. Latex and rubber only protect against water based liquids; nitrile gloves protect against oil, gasoline, battery acid and more hazardous fluids! They work very similarly to latex gloves, but are stronger and more resistant to punctures; they stretch to provide an exact fit.
Types of nitrile gloves
Gloves come in several types and each type has a use. It is important to wear the correct gloves for the right situation. Nitrile gloves come in both powdered (useful for wet environments) and powder-free (useful for dry/clean areas) options. As with latex gloves, nitrile gloves can be worn on either right or left hand, and can be used by both men and women. Nitrile gloves come in a wide variety of sizes (including xx-small), colors, and coatings/textures.
The purpose of nitrile gloves
Nitrile gloves are specific equipment for protection against certain chemicals, acids, and disinfectants that could otherwise cause skin irritation or infection. Wearing gloves while cleaning windows or washing laundry with bleach is one example, since prolonged contact without any protective barrier between your hand and chemicals used to clean your home’s surfaces may be harmful to skin.
Gloves can protect your hands from getting wet and also keep them clean. They also provide a good grip on things, for example, when you are cooking.
Also they protect the hands against harmful chemicals, bacteria and dirt. They are used in areas where cleanliness is essential, such as in food processing.
Nitrile gloves are essential to the medical field. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals depend on protective equipment like nitrile gloves to keep them safe while treating patients. There are risks of contamination with hazardous chemicals or blood-borne pathogens. Medical professionals need to be careful.
Resistance against hydraulic fluids: Generally, nitrile is resistant to most hydraulic fluids.
When it is not safe to use nitrile gloves
They are not good for anything that is oil or petroleum based. They also do not work well with anything that causes a lot of allergic reactions. If you are allergic to latex, you will be allergic to nitrile as well. It is also suggested that if you are wearing nitrile gloves, have a bandaid on the inside of your wrist so if the chemicals cause an irritation or allergy it can be taken care of immediately.