Disposable gloves, sometimes called limited-use gloves, are used for hand and arm protection in medical, forensic, scientific, automotive, food service, household cleaning, and industrial applications . Disposable gloves come in a variety of materials, thicknesses, sizes, lengths, colors, and have other attributes. Disposable gloves are commonly made from flexible materials such as nitrile, latex, natural rubber latex, vinyl, chloroprene, and polyethylene (PE). Some applications may require disposable gloves that are silicone or silicone-free, latex or latex-free, sterile or sterile-free, powdered or powder-free, chloroprene or chloroprene-free, or known as allergy-free . Disposable gloves can be uncoated or have an interior coating of vitamin E with lanolin, aloe, polymer, or another substance to help ease skin irritation, and aid in removal. The exterior surface of disposable gloves may have a coating material used to improve strength or create a waterproof barrier. As part of personal protection, disposable gloves can provide flame, chemical, puncture, cut, or liquid resistance. Disposable glove thickness is commonly measured in mil, or thousandths of an inch. Some disposable gloves may be waterproof. Disposable gloves may have coated fingertips or textured, coated non-slip surfaces on fingers, fingertips, and/or palms for secure handling and gripping. Disposable gloves can have a beaded cuff for strength, a lined or an extended or gauntlet style cuff to help protect wrists and forearms from splashes. While many disposable gloves are ambidextrous and can be used on either hand, some disposable gloves can be purchased in hand-specific models. Some disposable gloves meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and are considered medical exam, food, or industrial grade. Disposable gloves can meet Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.