Relevant Australian standard: AS/NZS 2161.8:2002

To protect from radioactive contamination, the glove has to be liquid proof and needs to pass the penetration test defined in EN374.For gloves used in containment enclosures, the glove shall pass in addition a specific air pressure leak test.

Ionising Radiation(图1)

Gloves giving protection from radioactive contamination and ionising radiation

Materials may be modelled by their behaviour to ozone cracking. This test is optional and can be used as an aid to selecting gloves.


This standard applies to gloves to protect from ionising radiation and radioactive contamination.

To protect from ionising radiation, the glove has to contain a certain amount of lead or equivalent metal, quoted as lead

equivalence. This lead equivalence must be marked on each glove.