Surgical gloves are traditionally manufactured using chemical accelerators to help stabilize the raw material during the curing process in order to form an elastic surgical glove film. The chemical accelerators commonly used during traditional manufacturing of surgical gloves are DPG, MBTs, Thiurams, and Carbamates.2
Cardinal Health™ Protexis® Neoprene Essential Surgical Gloves use a specific formulation of zinc oxide during the curing process as an alternative to the four classes of chemical accelerators that are known to lead to type IV allergies.2
Footnotes and references:
1 Tested in accordance with ASTM D 6124
2 Cao, Lauren, et al. “Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Synthetic Rubber Gloves: Changing Trends in Patch Test Reactions to Accelerators.” Arch Dermatol. 2010; 146 (9): 1001-1007
3 Documentation on file
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