Fentanyl Resistant Gloves By Ohio Company Designed To Protect First Responders
Story excerpt provided by WOSU.
Written by Kabir Bhatia.
A Stark County company has come up with a glove that’s resistant to fentanyl — one of the drugs that first responders have increasingly been exposed to when treating opioid overdose victims.
This past summer, at least two police officers in Northeast Ohio reported being sickened by exposure to fentanyl during drug busts. Now, PH&S Products in Minerva says it has a solution.
The company makes nitrile examination gloves, which look and feel like the ones used by physicians. The company says it’s making a new type of glove with a compound that is resistant to fentanyl.
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Originally published October 18, 2017.
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