Glove Storage and Shelf Life

What is the shelf life of disposable gloves?

When properly stored, the typical shelf life for disposable gloves is five years from the manufacture date.

What is the proper way to store disposable gloves?

Disposable gloves should be stored in their original packaging in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area. Keep gloves away from dust, ultraviolet light (such as sunlight), moisture, and extreme temperatures.

Checking for degradation

If the manufacturing date cannot be determined, check the gloves for signs of degradation. Common indicators of degradation include:

  • Hard or brittle texture
  • Poor elasticity
  • Discoloration

When in doubt, avoid using gloves showing signs of degradation.