SW pH Natural™ 5.5 Examination Gloves Decrease Occurrence of Dermatitis

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SW pH Natural nitrile box. Also available in latex!

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SW pH Natural™ 5.5 Examination Gloves Decrease Occurrence of Dermatitis

Union City, California (August 24, 2010) – Results from clinical studies have shown that SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination gloves can decrease the occurrence of skin irritation and dryness in long-term wearers.

A study printed in the January 2006 issue of Contact Dermatitis explores the link between changes in skin pH and the development of skin irritation. 20 participants wore gloves for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Each participant served as their own control group, with one hand donning a SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination glove and the other wearing a standard glove.

Skin pH and transepidermal water loss were measured both during the study and two days after its conclusion. Any possible signs of skin irritation were also noted. Research findings show that the SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination glove helped participants maintain a lower skin pH and less dryness than the standard gloved hand. Additionally, the SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination glove resulted in less evidence of skin irritation.

SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination gloves utilize a patent-pending technology to aid in restoring the natural pH of the skin, while moisturizing dry, chapped hands. Wearers feel refreshed and have less hand fatigue when compared to donning standard alternatives. SW pH Natural® 5.5 disposable examination gloves are available in latex and nitrile.

SW, a division of Shentex, is a leading manufacturer of premium grade latex, nitrile, and vinyl disposable examination gloves. Established in 1984, SW is committed to creative innovation and outstanding customer service. With over 2,000 employees worldwide, SW works diligently to provide a reliable, superior quality product. For more information, please visit http://www.swgloves.com.

References:

Raeesa Mirza, Neda Maani, Cynthia Liu, June Kim, Wingfield Rehmus. “A randomized, controlled, double-blind study of the effect of wearing coated pH 5.5 latex gloves compared with standard powder-free latex gloves on skin pH, transepidermal water loss and skin irritation”. Contact Dermatitis. 2006 Jan:55: 20-55

Contact:

Jessica Lo, Associate Projects Manager
SW
sales@swgloves.com
t: 510-429-8692
f: 510-487-5347

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