High quality vinyl gloves are a necessity for every home and workplace today. With the heightened awareness of the public of communicable diseases in our society, which is now at an all-time-high, diseases are easier to be prevented rather than cured with expensive treatments. Vinyl gloves play an important role in protecting the user from infections; by preventing direct contact with the possible source of contamination or the infection. The vinyl glove provides protection to both parties, barring the transmission or reception of anything via an injury or other open wound. The vinyl glove protects both the patient and the caregiver.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Medical’ or ‘Surgical’ gloves, both terms cover a broad spectrum of gloves based on a rubber-like texture, such as rubber, latex, nitrile, neoprene, and vinyl gloves. Produced in processes involving Poly Vinyl Chloride, more commonly known as PVC, vinyl has many good characteristics. Most of the gloves mentioned above are acceptable as ‘general examination’ gloves, less are chosen as medical gloves, and fewer recommended as surgical gloves. Some rubber compounds cause skin allergies and each compound’s resistance to specific chemicals raises or lowers its rating by the intended user.
Surgeons prefer uncoated gloves to reduce the risk of contamination during technical procedures. Cornstarch has been a widely accepted lubricant for gloves. The vinyl gloves from the Mega Garden Store are available in cornstarch ‘powdered’ and ‘un-powdered’ varieties. Available in two choices of colours, either blue or a clear vinyl, both come in sizes ranging from large to extra-large for a proper fit.
In compliance with international standards, they are certified to have “AQL 1.5” rating; meaning that less than a one and one-half percent chance of defects in every batch produced. Both the blue and the clear varieties are available in boxes of one hundred pairs. A Powdered and Latex Free version is available for those that need it. The clear version is compliant with the European Standard EN455-2.
Wherever strict hygienic rules are enforced these gloves are a necessity. They provide protection for medical personnel, laboratory technicians, auto mechanics, animal caregivers, and other users in many fields. In the home, there are more uses for vinyl gloves; commencing with changing babies diapers and sanitising them, to cleaning toilets and other areas in bathrooms and washrooms.
Anyone with a cut or bruise on the hand or fingers can avoid possible contamination or infection by wearing them. In the kitchen, some chores constantly require the vinyl’s protection; Salmonella is a major source of harmful bacteria that is present when handling chicken meats and eggs.
Some spices are irritating to the skin when contacted; the pores are absorbent to many liquids and solids and they too depend on the vinyl rubber for protection. It is a good idea to take along a few pairs daily. There is no predicting when the necessity for a pair will arise. Keeping people protected is job number-one for the vinyl glove. Cost and availability are assured anywhere in the UK by the Mega Garden Store.
Cheri Davis writes for http://www.megagardenstore.com/.
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