Tag: FDA

Exam Gloves “Manufactured in Malaysia” – How Safe?

Posted by Stephanie - January 7, 2014 - Dental, FDA, Latex Gloves, Medical Gloves, Nitrile Gloves
How safe are exam gloves manufactured in Malaysia?

Most of the exam gloves available here in the U.S. are manufactured and imported from other countries, such as Malaysia.  How can you be sure that you are getting a safe, reliable product?  Fortunately, manufacturers, importers and the government are working hard to ensure your safety. FDA Regulation Patient examination gloves are a class I […]

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Powdered and Latex Medical Gloves to Be Banned?

Posted by Stephanie - June 23, 2011 - FDA, Latex Gloves, Medical Gloves, Nitrile Gloves
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Almost everyone in the glove industry heard the news back in April. Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, petitioned the FDA to take drastic steps to protect individuals with latex allergies. They called for a complete ban on all cornstarch powdered medical gloves, as well as a ban on all natural latex rubber medical gloves.

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FDA Soon to Require Warning Label on Powdered Medical Gloves

Posted by Stephanie - February 15, 2011 - FDA, Medical Gloves

The problems associated with powdered medical gloves are well documented. The FDA first issued a Medical Glove Powder Report back in 1997, warning of adverse health events that included dyspnea, respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and granuloma formations.

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