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Why do medical staff use latex gloves?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Hygiene: Latex gloves are used to provide a barrier to keep the wearing from contaminating the patient and vice versa. It can also cut down the spread of infection. Most hospital staff such as food and cleaning also wear them to cut down risks.
Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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