FDA Considers Banning Powder on Disposable Gloves

There are so many exam gloves to choose from. However, powdered gloves might not be around too much longer. The FDA recently published the article: Proposal to Ban Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove.

They are finding issues caused by the powder on the gloves and are causing serious injury to patient's. Risks include: respiratory allergic reactions, lung inflammation, post-surgical adhesions, & possible death. The FDA doesn't think updated or new labels on gloves will correct the issue and powdered gloves are avoidable.

See more information on the FDA's website.


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