Our Commitment to Safer, Healthier Products

At Clean Ones, we’re committed to offering safer, healthier products. We believe that healthy products are better products – it’s that simple!

We constantly monitor the materials used to manufacture our gloves, and strive to use only the safest and highest quality ingredients available. We offer gloves in a variety of materials so people with skin sensitivities can have access to the glove that is right for them. We make a concerted effort to educate on safe and effective glove use techniques.


Prohibited Chemicals

Heavy Metals

Arsenic (As)
Barium (Ba)
Cadmium (Cd)
Chromium (Cr)
Mercury (Hg)
Lead (Pb)
Antimony (Sb)
Selenium (Se)

Phthalates

Di-n-butylphthalate (DBP)
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP)
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
Di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP)

Other Chemicals

Bisphenol A (BPA)


Glove Sensitivities

We understand that not everyone has the same glove needs, which is why in addition to using safe ingredients we offer our gloves in a variety of materials so that individuals with skin sensitivities can purchase the glove that is right for them.

To learn about the different glove materials we have available read below:

Latex

Latex is the most elastic, resilient and form fitting glove material. Latex gloves offer superior dexterity, tactility and comfort making them ideal for general purpose cleaning, home health care and auto repair applications.

You can find both powdered and powder-free disposable latex gloves. This powder is cornstarch and is used for easily slipping the gloves on and off of your hands.

One disadvantage of latex material is that it can be an allergen. Allergic reactions to latex range from itchy irritated skin to anaphylaxis. The severity of allergic reactions to latex may worsen with repeated exposure.

To learn more about Clean Ones manufacturing and latex allergies see Latex Allergies and the Manufacturing Process

Clean Ones Latex Gloves Include:
Everyday Cleaning
Enhanced Protection

Splash Complements
Disposable Essentials Latex Gloves
Workin’ Gloves Disposable Latex

If you think you may have be sensitive to latex, we recommend you try either vinyl, nitrile or poly gloves.

Vinyl

Vinyl is the leading glove alternative for individuals with latex sensitivities. The most touch sensitive glove material, vinyl tends to be looser fitting and less elastic than latex or nitrile. Vinyl is cost efficient, making it a popular glove material for tasks where frequent gloves changes are required, such as food handling or general household cleaning tasks.

All of our reusable vinyl gloves are phthalate free and all of our disposable vinyl gloves are ortho-phthalate free. Meaning no carcinogenic phthalates are used to create our gloves.

You can find both powdered and powder-free vinyl disposable gloves. This powder is cornstarch and is used for easily slipping the gloves on and off.

Clean Ones Vinyl Gloves Include:
Pure Comfort
Kitchen Essentials
Disposable Essentials Vinyl Gloves

Nitrile

Nitrile is the most durable glove material, offering excellent puncture and tear resistance. It also provides a strong barrier against most chemicals, solvents and harsh cleaning agents. Nitrile is safe for people who are allergic to latex, and is an ideal glove for tasks that require chemical and puncture resistance such as painting, automotive repair and home maintenance.

You can find both powdered and powder-free disposable nitrile gloves. This powder is cornstarch and is used for easily slipping the gloves on and off.

Clean Ones Nitrile Gloves Include:
Disposable Essentials Nitrile
Workin’ Gloves Nitrile Disposable

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High Density Polyethylene is the most affordable glove material available. “Poly” gloves are latex and powder free making them a safe, allergy free glove alternative. Used primarily in the food service industry, poly is a cost effective glove material for environments where frequent glove changes are required.

Clean Ones Poly Gloves Include:
Disposable Poly Gloves


Glove Safety

Food Handling

Wearing disposable gloves while preparing food is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of food borne contamination. Our Poly & Vinyl disposable gloves comply with all FDA regulations for food production. To effectively keep food safe and avoid any cross contamination we recommend the following:

• Wash and dry hands thoroughly before wearing gloves, when changing to a new pair of gloves and after removing gloves.

• Change gloves when moving between tasks (ie. when moving from handing meat to handling vegetables or when moving from handling beef to handling chicken).

• Change gloves after sneezing, coughing, blowing nose or touching hair.

• Change disposable gloves as frequently as possible, a pair of disposable gloves should not be worn for an extended period of time. Prolonged used of disposable gloves can result in bacteria growth on the skin due to perspiration.

Home Health Care

Clean Ones makes Latex & Vinyl disposable exam quality gloves that meet or exceed all FDA standards for at home medical use. These gloves have passed very stringent quality and factory standards to make them a safe and effective tool for first aid and home health care.

• Latex gloves are popular for home healthcare applications due to their high tactile sensitivity and tear resistance. They also provide excellent protection against infection and contamination when contact with bodily fluids is unavoidable.

• Vinyl is the leading glove alternative for patients and caregivers with latex sensitivities. It is not recommended that vinyl gloves be used when bodily fluids are present.

If you have any questions on the Health and Safety of any Clean Ones products, please contact us at info@cleanones.com or 1-800-FOR-GLVS (1-800-367-4587)


Latex Allergies and the Manufacturing Process

What is Latex and where does it come from?

Latex is a natural product that comes from the liquid of rubber trees. The liquid is extracted and then used in the manufacturing process of many products commonly used every day; gloves, tires, elastic on clothing, soles on shoes, rubber bands, etc.

As a renewable and biodegradable resource, natural latex is often a preferred choice for people when selecting gloves.

Latex Allergy Concerns

Concerns about latex allergies have grown in the last 15 years and it is estimated that between 1 and 6 percent of the general population is allergic to latex and up to 10% have a latex sensitivity.

Individuals affected by latex sensitivities and/or allergies usually involve those who regularly come in contact with latex and sensitivity develops over time. Additionally, those with Spina Bifida, food allergies and health care workers are affected more than others.

Latex allergies are classified into three different types of reactions:

Irritant Contact Dermatitis – A condition where an individual will experience a skin reaction such as redness, itchiness, dryness, hives or general irritation. Irritant Dermatitis is a reaction mainly caused by factors like: Frequent hand washing, climatic changes, strong chemicals and the like.

Type IV Contact Dermatitis – A rash that is frequently a result of the chemicals that are added to the latex, it can spread to other parts of the body and may not be apparent until a day or so after exposure.

Type I Immediate Hypersensitivity – This is an immediate reaction and in most cases will appear in various forms; hives, itchiness, redness, difficulty breathing and can even cause respiratory problems. This type of reaction may be very severe. This reaction could be similar to that of an insect sting seen in individuals with allergies to stings.

There are several things that Clean Ones does to minimize the effects of latex on those who have allergies or are sensitive

We ensure our manufacturing areas are free of contaminants that can cause increased reactions or allergies.

We use a pre and post production step called protein leaching that helps minimize the level of irritant causing latex proteins in our gloves.

All our latex gloves are washed and dried post production to further reduce the latex protein levels, resulting in lower reactions in latex sensitive individuals.

What should you do if you have or suspect a latex allergy?

Understanding signs of latex allergies is the first step in preventing issues. Skin sensitivities, itchiness, redness, or irritation to the nose and/or eyes are all signs. Seek out medical advice, alert others and switch to another type of glove.

How will I know if your gloves contain latex?

All of our gloves containing latex will have an allergy statement on the back of the package and we recommend anyone avoid contact with these gloves if you suspect a latex allergy or sensitivity.