Protective gloves against microorganisms

Mikroorganisms pictogram

Mikroorganisms pictogram
Source: IFA


Protection against penetration to EN 374-2: protection Classes 1 to 3 (the higher the class, the greater the protection); at least Class 2 must be reached in the test.

At present, it is assumed that protective gloves which resist complete permeation during the test provide effective protection against bacteria and fungi spores. This assumption does not hold true for protection against viruses, since these are substantially smaller. A glove is considered resistant to microorganisms when it satisfies at least Class 2 in the penetration test to Annex A of DIN EN 374-2 (Acceptable Quality Level – AQL < 1.5).