Take a look at our next bite-sized article, this one's all about latex! It's simple and easy to understand, combining all your FAQ's. There are varying opinions on latex - some will say latex is a serious issue, whilst others have never encountered it. We thought we would provide you with the facts, and let you decide for yourself!
HOW COMMON ARE LATEX ALLERGIES IN THE UK?
Latex allergies are uncommon in the UK affecting less than 1 in a 1,000 people*. Compare this to a huge 1 in 80 people effected by peanut allergies in the UK** and you can understand just how rare a latex allergy is.
WHAT DOES NATURAL RUBBER IN TD02 MEAN FOR LATEX ALLERGIES?
• TD02 has been dermatologically approved by the Skin Health Alliance meaning it has met a standardised set of skin safety requirements
• Studies have shown that health care workers displaying sensitisation to natural rubber latex have been non-responsive to low-allergen, low-protein and powder-free latex gloves
• The recommendation in hand protection products is that the latex protein should be 50μg or less (at 50μg the product will be considered very low risk of allergic reaction). We test for extractable protein content and maintain levels below 25μg per g.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IMPACT NITRILE DISPOSABLE GLOVES HAVE ON THE PLANET? IT’S NOT JUST THE PRODUCT- IT’S THE JOURNEY TOO.
TD02 sustain is a tri polymer disposable glove meaning only a small portion of the disposable glove is manufactured from nitrile. For this reason, the percentage of petrochemicals released into the atmosphere is significantly lower than that of a nitrile disposable glove. 85% less energy is used per tonne to process natural rubber compared to synthetic rubber (nitrile)