These gloves are Class 1 Medical Device compliant which means that they have passed regulations for FDA and are also considered to be resistant to minor hazards. These disposable gloves are 4 mil. in thickness. They are great for those who have the common allergy to latex. The Durashield disposable gloves are made of nitrile and they possess a resistance to a wide variety of chemicals. There is a 4 mil thickness to these textured finish, for better grip, gloves. These gloves are puncture and abrasion resistant, ambidextrous, and they are recommended for industries like clinical laboratories, nursing home care, dentistry, patient examinations, pharmacy, and veterinary. Nitri-Shield disposable gloves are better than vinyl, and safety than latex. They offer two to three times the puncture resistance that can be found in latex or vinyl gloves. These gloves also eliminates the risk of latex protein allergies since they are made from 100% nitrile, they contain no latex proteins. This design places minimal pressure on the hand which is different compared to traditional disposable gloves.