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Disposable nitrile gloves

Submitted by sat on 16 February 2018

Answer reviewed 28th January 2023

The chemical resistance of disposable gloves depends upon the chemical and its concentration. Refer to information contained in the SDS under Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection, where information on hand protection and other exposure controls for handling the chemical is discussed. Gloves with a longer cuff, specifically for handling concentrated chemicals, are available.

Information on glove selection can also be found in the Science ASSIST Chemical Management Handbook for Australian Schools - Edition 31

References and further reading:

1 Science ASSIST website, (2018, November), ‘Chemical Management Handbook for Australian Schools - Edition 3’, retrieved from

The Glove Company website, (2021, March 1), ‘Nitrile gloves frequently asked questions and answers’ retrieved from

Atom website, (2021, December 2), ‘EN374 Gloves Standards: Hand Protection Against Chemicals’, retrieved from

Ansell website, (2023), ‘Are nitrile gloves chemical resistant?’, retrieved from