• Recent studies have shown that many glove manufacturers still are using talc as a glove-mold release agent. The removal of talc particles from the patient-contact side of the gloves is difficult and incomplete with the use of recommended washing and wiping procedures. As a result, a shedding hazard exists that may ultimately be related to granulomatous reactions. In our study, shedding was demonstrated to be hazardous because of suture contamination with talc particles.
(Arch Surg 1983;118:738-739)
Khan MA, Brown JL, Logan KV, Hayes RI. Suture Contamination by Surface Powders on Surgical Gloves. Arch Surg. 1983;118(6):738-739. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390060056012