In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided to recall most of the powdered gloves used in healthcare by doctors and nurses from the market. She justified this by the risk of both patients and doctors. The following are the potentially possible complications resulting from the use of powdered gloves:
inflammation of the respiratory system,
development of immediate or delayed allergic reactions on the skin,
difficulty healing wounds.
In order for medical gloves to meet all applicable safety standards, they must be properly marked and tested. When choosing them, it is worth paying attention to their size and the level of protection against pathogens or acids.
The use of powdered gloves is also not recommended in the catering industry. It is a sector in which the HACCP system of control and supervision over the production and processing of food is in force. One way to comply with this system is by the use of appropriate protective clothing, headgear, masks and disposable gloves by food processing personnel. Protective gloves should be blue in color, which creates an appropriate contrast between them and food products. Thanks to this, you can quickly and easily find and eliminate any possible fragments of gloves that could get into food as a result of their mechanical damage.