Safety

Citizens’ group to FDA: Ban latex glove use

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 3, 2011

In an April 25 letter to the FDA, the Public Citizen Health Research Group urges the federal agency to ban the use of powdered and latex surgeon’s and patient examination gloves.

The advocacy group said that because the FDA has refused to take action on this and several similar petitions over the last 13 years, “untold numbers of preventable serious injuries have continued to occur to both patients and healthcare workers exposed to these extremely dangerous products,” according to an April 27 HealthLeaders article.

Click here for more information, including an excerpt of the article.

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