Glove protection from needlestick injuries.(Product Guide)

Needlestick injuries are on the increase in the UK. The waste industry reports around 4,000 accidents each year as more and more syringes are left discarded or not properly disposed of; in areas such as Camden in London, 13,000 needles were removed in the first six months of 2004 alone.

Exposure to needles brings with it the threat of exposure to serious viral infections including HIV, Hepatitis C and B, and Herpes--some of which can prove fatal.

The launch of a new glove, however, promises to halt the increase in injuries by needlesticks with new technology which protects anyone handling syringes or those at risk during body searches or when in contact with infected waste products or sharp objects. …

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