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Completely updated to reflect the continued importance of protective gloves to occupational health, this second edition of a standard-setting book provides state-of-the-art information on glove materials, the manufacture of gloves, how to perform testing of gloves, and glove performance according to standardized technical methods in vivo.
The second edition includes new chapters on:
The efficacy of protective gloves as a preventive means against occupational dermatitis
The role of proper information when choosing gloves
Assessment of skin exposure
Changes in skin barrier properties as a result of wearing gloves
Glove selection for work with acrylates
This updated compilation of data offers a wealth of information on protective glove material technology, protective effects, and adverse medical effects. It provides guidance on how to select gloves to prevent skin contamination from chemical and microbial exposure in the occupational environment and presents hard to find information in one easy-to-use resource.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Terminology and Abbreviations. Prevention of Contact Dermatitis. Occupational Hygiene Assessments for the Use of Protective Gloves. Gloves. European Standards on Protective Gloves. Protective Gloves for Occupational Use - US Rules, Regulations and Standards. Japanese Regulations and Standards for Medical and Dental Grade Gloves. Testing for Protective Effect Against Liquid Chemicals. Standard Quality Control Testing, Virus Penetration, and Glove Durability. In vivo Testing of the Protective Effect of Gloves. Irritation and Contact Dermatitis from Protective Gloves . Clinical Testing of Occupation-related Glove Sensitivity. Management of Natural Rubber Latex Glove Sensitivity. Allergic Responses to Powdered Natural Rubber Gloves in Health Care Workers. Other Reactions from Gloves. Occlusion versus Dermatitis. Gloves and Dermal Exposure to Chemicals. Practical Considerations When Selecting and Using Gloves for Chemical Protection. Glove Selection for Work with UV/EB-curing Acrylates. Chemical Permeation through Disposable Gloves. Gloves as Protection Against Microbial Contamination. The Selection and Use of Gloves Against Agricultural Chemicals. Index
Anders Boman , Tuula Estlander, Jan E. Wahlberg, Howard I. Maibach
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