LATEX GLOVES MAY ALLOW ABSORTION INTO YOUR PERSON
By Marty Carlson
Emergency responders beware, as the increase in the use of synthetic opioid and the amount of overdoses that is occurring, some County coroner’s offices are now sending warnings out to all fire and EMS and law enforcement agencies to throw away their latex gloves.
Is being noted that latex gloves may allow some of these substances to be absorbed by the body and into the tissue, which could turn the rescuer into the victim.
One fire agency head was quoted as saying 40% of their calls are now for overdoses. Those numbers are noted that stronger street drugs are being laced with synthetics, like Carfintenil, and opioid 5000 times stronger than heroin and hundred times more powerful than fentanyl.
Carfentanil is a tranquilizer design for large animals and was never meant to be consumed by humans. Just a few milligrams is used to put down an elephant. Imagine the effect it has on humans.
Accidental exposure from these drugs as many police officers and first responders concerned about their safety and were looking for other options.
Some departments have already made the switch from latex gloves to a synthetic material that is a little thicker and provides more protection, which is called Nitrile.
In addition, officials are also requiring first responders to start wearing protective mass as a standard practice.