EMS Technical Tips

Surgical Gloves; A Safety Tip

The standard latex surgical gloves do not offer adequate skin protection when handling glutaraldehyde. Nitrile or Neoprene gloves provide the protection that is needed. However, dexterity is inhibited with these gloves. Therefore, double-gloving with latex gloves is recommended for delicate work.


Raewyn Eager, Dept. of Zoology, Auckland University. EM News., Newsletter of the New Zealand Society for Electron Microscopy. No. 24, Dec. 1992