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    Posted: April 28 2011 at 3:21am
I have been told that vinyl gloves should not be used in first aid for protection as they are permeable to blood-borne viruses and prone to leakage or splitting. ? Any experience of these?
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Hi,
You are correct. Vinyl gloves are not suitable as a barrier to infection. Nitrile gloves are the safest bet.
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