Why are Nitrile Gloves Better than Vinyl or Latex Gloves?
Nitrile gloves offer dependable, comfortable, non-allergic protection from dangerous biological particles.
A Nitrile glove is more durable and protective than its vinyl counterpart. Nitrile gloves are therefore used in environments carrying a high risk of infection (e.g. medical facilities), while vinyl gloves generally appear in a low-risk context, such as housekeeping, maintenance, or food service.
Nitrile and latex gloves offer comparable protection from exposure, however latex often triggers an allergic reaction after prolonged usage. This proves especially problematic in a pandemic context as: a) one may not know of a latex allergy until prolonged, emergency use; and b) hand protection cannot be limited or compromised.