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Latex Gloves Banned in 4 States. What Are Your Alternatives?

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Latex Gloves Banned in 4 States. What Are Your Alternatives?

On March 1, 2019, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon and Hawaii officially banned the use of latex gloves in food service operations and retail food establishments. More states are likely to follow suit. Latex gloves have been the go-to for the food service industry for decades. They’re durable, stretchy, tactile and cost-effective. They also provide great barrier protection. What went wrong? Why Ban Latex? According to the American Latex Allergy Association, around 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to latex. Allergic reactions to latex often include skin rashes and hives. Sometimes the person may experience nasal, eye or sinus symptoms....

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This New Device Will Change Lives Of Those Affected By Incontinence

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This New Device Will Change Lives Of Those Affected By Incontinence

The start of 2019 has seen some impressive innovations in medical technology, including DFree, the first health tech wearable device for urinary incontinence that monitors how full the user’s bladder is and notifies the wearer when it’s time to go to the bathroom. How It Works DFree is a non-invasive sensor that uses ultrasound technology to monitor your bladder. The sensor needs to be placed about 0.5” above the pubis bone to detect the bladder. The data is collected from the sensor in an easy to use smart device app that predicts when you will need to go to the...

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Dental Professionals Protect Against Infections with STRONG Procedure Masks

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Dental Professionals Protect Against Infections with STRONG Procedure Masks

Dentists and hygienists didn’t always use procedure masks. Back in the 1960s, published reports investigated why dentists and hygienists seemed to suffer from upper respiratory tract infections than the average person. Later studies showed that dentists who did not routinely wear masks during patient care suffered from colds more often as well. Eventually, procedure masks became a requirement for dentists and hygienists to protect against airborne germs generated from dental care. High Quality Protection You Need You need a high-quality procedure mask to deliver a strong defense against airborne germs and illnesses. Right now, more than ever, it is so...

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How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business

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How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business

Choosing the correct material for your disposable gloves can make all the difference in your business. Let STRONG help you figure out which glove is best for you and your business. Here is some information on the different materials to help you make your choice. Disposable Glove Materials We offer general purpose latex in both powdered and powder free options. Because it is the cheapest material, latex is a favorite choice in the jan/san industry. We offer both exam vinyl gloves and general purpose in powdered and powder free options. The general-purpose vinyl are a cost-effective choice for the jan/san or food...

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How to Properly Don and Remove Disposable Gloves

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How to Properly Don and Remove Disposable Gloves

STRONG offers a variety of disposable gloves for the medical, jan/san, tattoo and salon industries at factory direct pricing. When it comes to using disposable gloves, how you don and remove them is vital to protecting yourself and those around you from contamination or harmful substances. Here are the steps to take to properly don and remove disposable gloves. How to Don Gloves 1. Clean your hands thoroughly. Before touching the gloves, wash your hands with soap and water. Make sure to rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds while washing. Thoroughly dry your hands. 2. Putting on the...

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