Nitrile gloves are impervious to water, which makes them excellent for washing up, while they are also resistant to punctures. This makes them perfect for when you need to handle sharp tools, chemicals or biological hazards.
These disposable gloves also offer protection against a variety of substances and conditions, including biological contaminants like fungus. When it comes to handling glass, electronics, paper and other fragile items, nitrile gloves can help keep your hands safe.
Popular users of nitrile gloves include mechanics, medical professionals, tattooists, people with allergies to latex, laboratory workers, and food handlers.
For those who have had problems with allergies to latex or synthetic accelerators in other gloves, vinyl gloves is another good option. These latex free gloves do not contain accelerators or latex which can cause type I and type IV allergies.
Vinyl gloves are one of the most affordable types of gloves available, making them a popular choice among healthcare professionals, food handlers, and other people in heavily-gloved fields. They are also often loose-fitting and easy to change.
These gloves are a great choice for anything where you want a thin glove, like food prep (unless the food is greasy). They're thinner than latex, and some people who are allergic to latex can use them easily. You can also wear the, for low risk procedures and non-hazardous materials.
Latex gloves offer a great deal of flexibility, so they're perfect for many tasks that require a steady hand and fluid movement. Others even commend latex gloves for its "second skin" feels, letting you touch and perform tasks with precision.
Although latex gloves are common gloves, many people experience allergic reactions to it or develop reactions over time. In fact, latex gloves have been prohibited in some states because of their potential to cause an allergic reaction.
Another downside of latex is these gloves are not resistant to many chemicals and they do not provide as much puncture resistance as nitrile gloves.
Latex gloves are great for medical professionals, beauty industry workers, surgeons and others who need a high level of touch sensitivity, as well as advocates of green practices due to its biodegradable features.