FDA Bans All Powdered Gloves

FDA Bans All Powdered Gloves

FDA Bans Powdered Gloves: Effective January 18, 2017.

"The risk of illness or injury posed by powdered gloves is unreasonable and substantial," reads the FDA's final rule.

The ban, covering powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove, will go into effect Jan. 18. The FDA does not expect the ban to cause a glove shortage in the industry.

For more information, read the full ruling by the FDA: FDA Bans All Powdered Gloves