Protective gloves help provide hand and arm protection in many occupational health & safety, & home applications. Safety gloves are used for specific applications, such as food or fuel-handling, household cleaning, working with utilities, harsh and hazardous materials, in medical facilities, or in cold or wet applications. Protective gloves come in various product types, such as cleanroom gloves, sterile gloves, cryogenic gloves, chemical-resistant gloves, cut-resistant gloves, disposable gloves, work gloves, andcontrolled environment gloves. Safety gloves also come in a variety of materials, thicknesses, sizes, lengths, colors, and styles. Protective glove materials include latex, leather, nitrile, goatskin, vinyl, neoprene, and manufactured materials for various applications. Nitrile safety gloves, for example, can help provide protection for industrial, mechanical, and homeland security inspection purposes. Latex protective gloves are commonly used in medical applications. Safety glove thickness is commonly measured in mil, or thousandths of an inch. Used for personal protection, safety gloves can provide flame, chemical, puncture, cut, or liquid resistance. Safety gloves can also be waterproof or may have an anti-static outer surface. Protective gloves may have coated fingertips or textured, coated non-slip surfaces on fingers and palms for securely handling and gripping instrumentation and devices. Protective gloves can have an inner coating of aloe, polymer, flock, or another substance to help ease skin irritation and to also help provide ease of removal. Safety gloves may have a waterproof or breathable inner coating or lining for wet applications & to provide comfort. Safety gloves can have a beaded cuff for strength, or an extended, lined, or gauntlet-style cuff to help protect wrists and forearms from splashes. Some applications may require protective gloves that are allergy-free gloves. Protective gloves can have silicone, latex, or powder. Some applications may call for protective gloves that are free of silicone, latex, or powder. Some safety gloves are medical exam-grade. Safety gloves can meet Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.