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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 21, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Ten Things to Know When Selecting Chemical Resistant Gloves

Guest Post By: Impact Products

Often cleaning workers and their employers think work gloves are about the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cleaning pros work with chemicals, so knowing how to select the right chemical resistant glove for the task at hand is crucially important.

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Topics: personal protective equipment, gloves, safety

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 10, 2013 12:30:00 PM

WAXIE's 2012 List of Favorite Things

Another year has passed, but as we look forward to all that 2013 has to offer it's nice to remember the best of 2012. Here's a list of our top 10 favorite products of 2012. Do they match up with your favorites? In no particular order...

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Topics: autoscrubbers, microfiber, BigBelly, favorite things, Watermiser, Doggie Waste Bags, Orbot, gloves, Power Blitz, Liquid Microbes, Grout, Tile

Posted by Briana Smith on Aug 24, 2012 8:00:00 AM

Reduce the Occurrence of Latex Allergies

Latex Glove Allergies
Many studies suggest that up to 6% of the general population and up to 13% of healthcare workers will develop an allergic reaction to latex at some point in their lifetime. Reaction to latex can be as simple as irritant contact dermatitis – the development of dry, itchy, irritated areas on the skin, usually the hands. This is caused by not only the latex material, but also the powders added to the gloves to assist in donning them. However, some patients can develop more severe reactions to latex, including anaphylactic shock – a condition where the blood pressure plummets due to the widening of blood vessels in the body. Left untreated, this intense allergic reaction could cause death.

What is latex? The term "latex" refers to the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree or the products made from that sap. The term is used to mean "natural rubber products."

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Topics: latex, allergies, gloves, reaction