Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50-100 times more potent than morphine, is often used under medical supervision to alleviate severe pain. Through illicit abuse, it has been responsible for thousands of deaths in the US every year; with those numbers doubling between 2019 - 2021. The drug is frequently mixed with other substances and sold as heroin, significantly heightening the risk of overdose.
Illicit fentanyl use, like other opioids, poses risks of dependency, addiction or subsequent health issues. It can be absorbed unintentionally through open wounds, mucous membranes (such as eyes and nose), or inhalation. Minimal skin contact without proper hand hygiene, may result in accidental exposure following face touching or during bathroom use. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers and bleach are not effective at removing opioids from the skin.
In recent years, there has been an increase in fentanyl-related deaths here in New Zealand, highlighting the urgent need for police, first responders and those in the healthcare fields to wear appropriate protective gear, including nitrile gloves.
Under ASTM D6978 Chemotherapy Drug Testing, Eagle Sensitive nitrile gloves have been tested against Fentanyl Citrate Injection (100 mcg/2mL) with a minimum breakthrough detection time of 240 minutes.
With the unique Eagle Standard guaranteeing consistent quality and performance, wearers can be confident of unbeatable protection and risk elimination with Eagle Sensitive* nitrile gloves. These gloves are 4mil thick, premium quality and provide superior barrier protection.
- LOW DERMA™ enhanced for wears prone to skin allergies and irritation
- Tested for protection against fentanyl, and resistance to a wide range of chemicals and viruses
- Delta Zero™ verified
- FDA 510(k) cleared for medical use
- FDA (21 CFR 177) complaint for food handling
Fentanyl protective nitrile gloves, of consistently high quality, are an essential last line of defence for anyone who might come into accidental contact with the illicit drug. Let us help safeguard what matters most, you. Talk to our Eagle experts today to trial samples of this product.