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Summit County company gets FDA certification for gloves that protect against fentanyl – Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio 2022-06-23 17:41:38 –

Minerva, Ohio (WJW) – A local company is the first in the United States to receive FDA certification for unique gloves that help protect first responders and healthcare professionals from direct exposure to dangerous substances such as fentanyl.

“Everyone is affected. Summit Globe owner and president Jim Hull said: Minerva. “The first responder, whether a sheriff, police officer, or paramedic, needs some protection because he doesn’t know what he’s heading for.”

The company manufactures different types of gloves for different applications.

For certification, double-thick black gloves with a green lining were tested by Akron’s lab with the help of federal authorities to obtain controlled substances for testing.

“Gloves were tested with fentanyl citrate for 240 minutes. It was in liquid form and had no breakthroughs,” Hull said, explaining that it was also tested against penetration from heroin and stomach acid. rice field.

The green lining also indicates if the gloves have holes and informs the wearer that another pair needs to be worn.

“There were six overdose three days ago. Every day we get a cluster so we can know if there are bad badges in town,” said Steve Henderson, chief of the Canton Fire Department. ..

Henderson added that his department responded to a call on Wednesday when there was a death believed to be related to fentanyl.

The Canton Fire Department is one of Ohio’s and national fire departments, including hospitals and federal agencies that currently use gloves.

“It is said that all 22 fire departments in Stark County will use this glove. We already sell a lot in Summit County,” Hull said.

“FDA approval gives us a lot of confidence in our products, and PPE is paramount in our work,” Henderson said.

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