Surgical rubber gloves impervious to methylmethacrylate monomer.

Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica (1984-06-01)
E Darre, P Vedel

Conventional surgical rubber gloves are permeable to the methylmethacrylate monomer (MMM) of acrylic bone cement. An in vitro technique was used which proved butyl rubber gloves, 0.48 mm thick, to be impervious to MMM. to avoid sensitization, butyl rubber gloves may be recommended to persons who are in contact with MMM. Such gloves should be worn by persons with known contact sensitization to MMM.