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What is the purpose of gloves?

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There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has turned the world upside down since it emerged. While disposable gloves have been used for years, the demand for high-quality PPE continues to grow. But why do we use disposable gloves, and what is their purpose?


You don’t need to look very far to see people wearing disposable gloves. From the food handlers in your local deli to hairdressers, doctors, and dentists, people across all industries use these incredibly useful accessories to protect themselves and their clients. 


There are several disposable gloves for sale, including hypoallergenic disposable gloves, clear Latex-free gloves, and styles such as nitrile and synthetic vinyl. While single-use gloves might get dirty quickly, they’re easy to use and cheap to replace. 

Why use disposable gloves?

Disposable gloves are essential for workers who need a protective hand barrier without special protection, like cut resistance. Disposable gloves minimise the spread of germs and bacteria. Single-use or disposable type gloves help protect skin against chemicals, contamination, fluids, or infection are used by workers in healthcare, food handling, law enforcement, dentistry, and the beauty industry.

Top four reasons to buy disposable gloves:

1. They prevent cross-contamination or touch contamination

Cross-contamination in the food industry can spread bacteria such as E.coli or Salmonella, and in a lab, it can destroy research and make specimen samples unusable. Medicom disposable gloves reduce the occurrence of cross-contamination in an inexpensive, effective way. Hypoallergenic disposable gloves allow you to change hand protection quickly and regularly when moving from one material or action to the next, ensuring that everything from your food to your specimens stays clean of contaminates.

2. They prevent pathogens from spreading

Workers in hospitals, healthcare, dentistry, tattoo parlours, and veterinary clinics regularly encounter bodily fluids such as blood, urine, saliva. Disposable gloves provide an effective solution for keeping pathogens from transferring from one patient to another. Simply remove your sullied gloves and pull on a fresh pair.

3. They reduce wear and tear on your hands

Before you could buy disposable gloves, workers needed to wash their hands regularly, often hundreds of times a day, leading to skin conditions developing. By wearing latex-free, hypoallergenic gloves, you reduce the number of times you need to wash your hands, meaning they stay in better condition.

4. They are easy to use

Disposable gloves reduce cross-contamination and protect your hands, but they are also easy to use. To remove them properly, fold your gloves over onto themselves. By folding the dirty surfaces over, any harmful substances will stay within the gloves, allowing you to only touch the clean inside when placing them in the bin. Use a new glove for every new client or task.

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