Our Best Gloves for Virus Protection
Thursday, 12 March 2020 | Sean
Welcome to Our Best Gloves for Virus Protection blog, designed to give you the information that you need when it comes to buying your virus protective PPE. Below are three products that are all certified for virus protection, meeting the EN 374-5 standard as designated by European Committee for Standardisation.
What Are Virus Protection Gloves?
Not all disposable gloves will protect against viruses. Viruses are so small that they are on a microscopic level, meaning that a virus can quite easily pass through the material on a normal glove and straight on to your hand. Gloves that are virus-resistant NEED to be certified to EN 374 - 5 VIRUS, which means that viruses not pass through the glove, and the material won't degrade while you are using it to ensure full protection.
What Will These Gloves Protect Against?
All of the gloves below will protect against viruses, bacteria and fungi. Well known pathogens include:
Our Top 3 Gloves for Virus Protection
Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves for Virus Protection (Box of 100)
First on our list are some of our most popular medical gloves, usually used by healthcare professionals, care workers and scientists in the lab. The Polyco GL890 Bodyguards Medical Gloves for Virus Protection are designed using power-free nitrile, which will provide strength and longevity, and the simple disposable design allows you to bin your gloves whenever you believe that they have been contaminated.
Ansell TouchnTuff 92-500 Disposable Nitrile Gloves (Box of 100)
Like all of the gloves on our list, the Ansell TouchnTuff 92-500 Disposable Nitrile Gloves meet the relevant standard for virus protection: EN 374-5. These are premium gloves, and are suitable for use on transport because they offer resistance to rain. A rolled beaded cuff keeps the gloves on and you can use the gloves with food. Similarly to the gloves above, the nitrile liner means that these gloves are durable and won't tear easily.
Powerform S6 EcoTek Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves (Box of 100)
Our final gloves are the Powerform S6 EcoTek Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves (Box of 100), which are unique because they offer the same fantastic protective abilities of those above, yet will biodegrade over time therefore proving to be better for the environment. Don't worry, they are still certified to EN 374-5 for Virus Protection, so will resist whatever harmful pathogens that you come across on your travels. Like the two above, these gloves are made from nitrile, meaning that you should be able to use them for a little while before they require replacing.
Choose the Right Virus Gloves
Remember that not all gloves will protect against viruses. They must be certified to EN 374 - 5 VIRUS, as this means that the gloves will prevent viruses from passing through the materials on the gloves. Also, it's important to remember that wearing these gloves alone won't stop a virus; a virus can travel in the air, get stuck to phones and laptops and pass from person to person via household and office items.