Chemotherapy procedures are one of the most effective treatments for cancer patients. During chemotherapy procedures patients are treated with Antineoplastic agents. These agents can possibly cause risk of mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and sterility when administered to humans (depends on drug concentration, frequency and exposure of these drugs).Oncologists, hospital pharmacists, oncologic nurses, emergency care workers, and laboratory technicians face potential risks when administering chemotherapy procedures. CDC advises taking precautionary measures to reduce personnel exposure to chemotherapy procedures. Chemo gloves is one of the very important precautionary measure adopted by most chemotherapy exposed health workers. Chemo Gowns are also required to be disposable and made of a lint-free, low-permeability fabric with a closed front, long sleeves, and tight-fitting elastic or knit cuffs. CDC also highly recommends placing all potentially contaminated disposable items (i.e. gloves used for preparation, absorbent pads) in a plastic bag while in the chemical fume hood/BSC and then in the chemotherapy waste container.

Chemo gloves are manufactured for the safe handling of highly toxic cancer chemotherapeutic drugs.Chemo gloves  are thick and allow additional resistance to the permeation of chemo drugs than the conventional surgeons’ or patient-examination gloves. Chemo gloves provide maximum barrier protection against the chemotherapy drugs.Chemo gloves  are ambidextrous  and textured at the fingers for easy gripping. ASTM International (American Society of Testing and Materials) defined the standards for safety and performance of chemotherapy gloves in December 1999. ASTM D6978* and ASTM F739* are two standard test methods that manufacturers may use for evaluating the resistance of gloves to permeation by chemotherapy drugs.