CHEMICAL & MICRO-ORGANISMS
Resistance to Penetration by micro-organisms:
Gloves must pass this test in order to prove that they are an effective barrier against liquids and micro-organisms. A statistical sample taken from a batch of gloves is subject to checks for bulk flow of a chemical agent through closures, porous material, seams, pinholes, leaks or other imperfections of the glove by either inflation with air or by filling with water. Performance levels are assessed according to the acceptable quality levels (AQL) of the gloves.
Gloves must meet at least level 2 of EN 374-2 to be considered micro organism resistant and will carry the micro-organism pictogram (pictured above).
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