FYI: Medical vs. Industrial Grade

Surgeon
By: http://www.bettercartoon.com

Medical grade gloves…

  • are thoroughly tested to meet stringent FDA specifications for production and quality control standards.
  • are approved for use as a barrier to bodily fluids and chemical agents.
  • are also known as “examination” (exam) grade.
  • are not sterile or recommended for surgical use.
  • are ideal for doctors, dentists, labs and salons.

Industrial grade gloves…

  • are not FDA approved.
  • are manufactured to lower standards according to ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements.
  • are accepted for use in general purpose applications or industrial settings where bodily fluids and chemical agents are not an issue.
  • are also known as “utility” grade.
  • are commonly used for food handling and automotive.
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