Certain gloves (i.e. latex and nitrile) may have a sulfur residue that reacts with hydrogen peroxide and creates an odor.
During the manufacturing of some latex & nitrile gloves, the process leaves a sulfur residue on the surface of the latex or nitrile. When this surface comes in contact with hydrogen peroxide (the active ingredient in Rescue™), the reaction creates a rotten egg odor.
This odor does not mean that the glove and Rescue™ are incompatible, and you can still use latex or nitrile gloves as acceptable Personal Protective Equipment when using Rescue™ Disinfectants. The odor will lessen as the residue is removed from the glove, or you can switch to an alternative glove that does not have the same issue. Examples of different glove types include latex, nitrile, natural butyl rubber, neoprene, or vinyl, all of which are compatible with Rescue™.
You may also find these resources useful:
- Support Blog: Odor when using Rescue Disinfectants
- Support Blog: Can Rescue be used on surfaces that were previously cleaned with Quats?
- Support Blog: Are gloves required when using Rescue Disinfectants?
- Rescue Concentrate SDS
- Rescue Ready-to-Use Liquid SDS
- Rescue Wipes SDS
- Blog: AHP, The New Technology in Disinfection
- Blog: What Makes AHP So Different From Other Cleaners?
- Blog: Why Rescue is Deliberately Different