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Sempermed Fentanyl Exposure

February 11, 2019

Exposure to fentanyl can occur in several ways.

  1.  Ingestion: Accidental ingestion when passed to the mouth with fentanyl contaminated hands.
  2. Inhalation: Can occur when fentanyl is in a find powder form and is stirred into the air and inhaled.
  3. Absorption: Can occur when accidentally touch a surface with trace amounts of fentanyl.

Based on fentanyl risk exposure scenarios, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and IAB published PPE matrices that offer guidance on selecting respiratory, face and eye, hand and dermal protection. 

Learn More About NIOSH and CDC recommendations at

Sempermed nitrile exam gloves provide safe protection against fentanyl contact - no permeation found over the duration of the test period (240 minutes).