Q: How do I determine a given gloves shelf life? A: All gloves should be kept in a cool environment, protected from the ozone and ultraviolet ( UV) light to maximize their useful life. The latter is especially important for natural rubber gloves which are extremely susceptible to UV light degradation and even fluorescent light-weak UV. Q: Will wearing gloves replace a need to wash your hand? A: Gloves may have small defects that are difficult to see or may be torn while in use, and hands may become contaminated during glove removal. In addition, underneath the gloves, bacteria can rapidly multiply in humid environments. Users should ensure that their hands are dry before we put on gloves. Hand hygiene should be carried out immediately before gloves are removed. Q: Do gloves offer any meaningful coronavirus protections? A: Wearing gloves can cause you to be lazy about hand hygiene because instead of washing your hands, you keep wearing the now-dirty gloves. Gloves are useful only when they are used in the right way and in a meaningful way. Q: What are Gloves in Nitrile? A: Nitrile gloves, made of synthetic rubber, are a form of disposable glove. This makes them extremely resistant to tears, punctures, solvents and chemicals and suitable for production industry use.