When you need to empty your trash bin or work on toxic or suspect substances you will need to protect your skin from possible harm. In medical procedures one usually comes into contact with bodily fluids and other related chemicals. A doctor or nurse will in these cases need to protect him/her and simultaneously protect the patient. Gloves come in handy in these situations.
Latex exam gloves are the principle gloves of choice for medical procedures. They are sturdy enough to provide substantial protection against possible cuts and slashes from surgical tools. Also water and fluid resistant, they will effectively seal your skin from questionable liquids and bodily fluids.
Nitrile exam gloves are suitable alternatives to latex gloves for persons allergic to latex or the lubricant powder in these gloves. Nitrile gloves are less strong than latex ones hence they should not be used for intensive surgical procedures.
Vinyl exam gloves are the least sturdy hence they are the most cost effective choices for handling trash, disinfecting surfaces etc.
The Uses of Vinyl, Latex and Vinyl Exam Gloves