Medium weight, cotton flock lined coloured rubber gloves. For household, janitorial and food preparation applications. Approved to EN420 and EN1186. Allergic reactions from exposure to natural rubber latex (NRL) have increased significantly over the last 10 years, particularly within Healthcare occupations. The protein naturally present in NRL causes allergies either through direct contact with skin or by inhalation of powder from powdered latex gloves. The HSE advises that where possible latex gloves should be replaced with a non-latex alternative, but single use disposable NRL may be used where risk assessment has identified them as necessary. When they are used they must be low protein and powder free. For more information, please visit the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk/skin/employ/latex.htm.