Not without Gloves: Perchloroethylene

There are a number of things you shouldn’t touch without gloves, but AMMEX has you covered with superior barrier protection. Perchloroethylene is a non-flammable, colorless, volatile organic compound frequently used in dry cleaning applications. It is also known as tetrachloroethylene, PCE and PERC. While dry cleaning fabrics is the most common use for PERC, it is also used to manufacture other chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbons, rubber coatings, insulating fluid or cooling gas for electrical transformers, solvent soaps, printing inks, adhesives, leather treatments and automotive cleaners, among others.

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Not Without Gloves: Harmful Chemicals in Beauty Salons

Hairstylists and salon professionals have a unique need for superior barrier protection. There is a variety of extremely hazardous chemicals that these professionals come into contact with every day. In some cases, nail technicians or stylists may not be using the right disposable gloves for the job – or even using gloves at all! The chemicals used in salons may not pose a significant risk if you come into brief contact with them every couple of months… but for those who interact with them day after day, there are serious health consequences. Here is a list of the most common and dangerous chemicals used in salons:

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How Manufacturers Test Glove Quality

Given the many uses for disposable gloves, they must undergo rigorous inspection before they are ready for sale. In the automotive, janitorial-sanitation and agricultural industries, workers deal with a number of harsh chemicals, which means the gloves they wear must be proven to provide the right amount of protection. The same is true for medical applications, where employees need a safe barrier against pathogens.

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