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AQL Glove Ratings
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AQL Glove Ratings: why "smaller" can be better

Camlab Blue Nitrile Powder Free Gloves When it comes to PPE, how certain are you that yours or your colleagues hands are protected against chemical, biological or other hazards? How do you know which gloves are likely to provide more protection than others? When it comes to selecting gloves, a simple place to start would be to look at the AQL (acceptable quality standard) rating.

Kimberly-Clark's Rightcycle programme
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How To Reduce Your PPE waste with Kimberly-Clark's Rightcycle programme

Did you know that PPE can make up to 20% of a lab's solid waste? Becoming more environmentally sustainable is a target for many labs and the sheer volume of single use plastics and PPE you are using may be a huge road block in achieving this. Global PPE manufacturer Kimberly-Clark have listened to their customers concerns and have created the RightCycle Program. What is the RightCycle Pr...
Which nitrile glove do I need?
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Which nitrile glove do I need? A guide to Shield gloves

The range of Shield gloves is available in three different colours - adopting a traffic light system for straightforward selection of the glove type most appropriate for your task.  Each glove type is designed for a different type of hazard that would be present in your lab - general risks, biological risks and chemical risks. This traffic light system makes it easy for you to select the most a...
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What safety standards apply to laboratory gloves?

Gloves are used everyday in laboratories to protect the staff from potentially harmful chemicals. To make sure the protection is adequate, a range of Europe wide standards have been developed so you can be confident that the gloves you buy will keep you safe. [caption id="attachment_11539" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Are my nitrile, vinyl or latex gloves compliant with all safety sta...
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What gloves are suitable for RNAse free environments?

Simply wearing gloves may not provide sufficient protection against RNAse - we've taken a look at what precautions should be taken, and which gloves are suitable for RNAse free labs. RNAse contamination It is generally acknowledged that RNA is more prone to degradation than DNA, which may be because of the ubiquity and robustness of RNases. This means researchers wishing to maintai...
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Get the right gloves....Latex or Nitrile?

Latex [caption id="attachment_4482" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bodyguard Powder Free Latex Gloves[/caption] Natural rubber latex is a milky sap-like substance produced by the rubber tree called Hevea brasiliensis, found in Southeast Asia, India and South America. When the trunks of these rubber trees are tapped, they produce latex. This latex is then collected and used in manufacturin...
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Do you need a glove with the ultimate protection against corrosive chemicals?

When handling dangerous chemicals maximum protection is crucial. How do I know if my gloves will protect my skin when handling particular chemicals, such as MEK?   EN374-2 is the european standard which conforms to the determination of resistance to permeation by chemicals. This is assessed by measuring the time for a chemical to breakthrough the glove material. Each type of glove has been...
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What gloves are resistant to ethidium bromide?

Ethidium bromide (Et/Br) is the most commonly used stain for detecting DNA/RNA. The reason for this is its sensitivity and yields a low background and detection limit. The image below shows bands in gel with EtBr and how they fluoresce under UV light. But the major drawback to EtBr is that the it is a potent mutagen and solutions must Be handled with extreme caution and decontaminated pr...

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