RE: Gloves for F/S?

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From:Cynthia Favara <> (by way of histonet)
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	So I guess  you are confident that you have absolutely no minor
skin abrasions at all times. Most important to me is the risk factor.
Why take a chance with any pathogen when it is so easy to prevent?
Cynthia Favara
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
903 S 4th Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
ph: 406-363-9317
FAX: 406-363-9286

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> From: 	Colin Henderson[]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, November 10, 1998 12:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	Gloves for F/S?
> I don't understand the risk involved in cutting F/S
> without gloves.
> It seems to me that anyone with intact skin and a
> normal immune system would be better off without
> them.  That way if you got cut the bleeding would carry
> any contaminants away from the wound instead of
> having the glove holding the blood against the cut.
> Besides which, most tissue for F/S comes from inside
> the body, an environment which is very clean.
> Anyway, there aren't any bacteria, viruses, prions or
> aerosols which I know of that can penetrate i an intact
> dermis.
> Are the risks of cutting F/S without gloves real and
> documentable or are they just theoretical?
> Hoping for some lively discussion
>      Colin in London, Ontario

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