July 11: IRSST Releases Study on Nanoparticles & Gloves

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The IRSST released a study on a method it developed to measure the penetration of nanoparticles through four models of protective gloves under conditions simulating workplace use. Preliminary tests performed using this method appear to indicate that nanoparticles may penetrate through some types of gloves, particularly when the gloves are subjected to repeated mechanical deformations and the nanoparticles are in colloidal solution form.