Apparatus for isolating contagious respiratory hospital patients
December 14, 1999
A glove comprising an elastomeric blend of chloroprene rubber and a carboxylated synthetic butadiene rubber. A preferred glove of the invention is a medical glove comprising an elastomeric blend of chloroprene rubber and one of carboxylated nitrile butadiene rubber or carboxylated styrene butadiene rubber. The glove not only reduces the risk associated with natural rubber gloves of causing allergenic reaction and shock to the wearer, but also better approximates the feel and stretch of natural rubber gloves than do other elastomeric gloves.