Nitrile, Latex, and Vinyl Gloves: What’s the Difference?

The first disposable gloves were created in 1894 by a surgeon-in-chief named William Stewart Halsted at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Disposable gloves protect healthcare providers and patients as an essential item in any healthcare environment. They are generally made from one of three materials: latex, nitrile, or vinyl. Different materials make certain products a…