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Nelumo Gloves vs Regular Sponges
Sponges and Your kitchen
Researching the structure of sponges, it's clear why they are considered as the dirties place in a home. The porous structure, which is full of organic waste, as well as the warm and moist environment, makes the kitchen sponge and ideal habitat for bacteria. Analysis show bacteria density of up to 5,4*1010 cells per cm3 and confirms the dominance of “Gammaproteobacteria”. These bacteria often cause food poisoning and can be a cause for meningitis among other illnesses.
This is why Nelumo gloves are made from a non-porous material, which can be easily sterilized in boiling water and washed in a dishwasher. It allows for you to always keep the gloves clean and safe.
Let's protect our nature
One sponge in the average household gets used and thrown out in just couple of days. This way, every year, billions of sponges end up in our waste bins. They can't be recycled and decompose in more than 50'000 years, which leads them to go from our bins to landfill and later to end up polluting our forests and oceans.
Thanks to the durable food-grade silicone, Nelumo can last multiple years, replacing at least 100 sponges. At the end of their use Nelumo gloves can be recycled, adhering to the “0 WASTE” philosophy.
Frequently asked questions
Are these gloves meant only for cleaning dishes?
Nelumo gloves are multifunctional. With them, you can clean anything from dishes, tables, sinks to cars and sofas. The soft bristle brush even makes for a great comb for your favorite pet. For different functions, we recommend using different color gloves.
What is the size of the gloves?
Nelumo gloves have one universal size. They measure 32.5 cm in length and 11.5 cm in width.
Won't the bristle brush wear out?
Nelumo gloves are made from a 2 mm thick, sturdy food-grade silicone. They are designed to last two or more years under heavy use.
Can you put Nelumo gloves in boiling water?
Nelumo gloves can be safely sterilized in boiling water up to 121°C. Also, you can safely wash dishes in hot water (up to 60°C), and perform other heat-sensitive tasks, like taking out the roast from the oven.
*Please observe all necessary safety measures when working with hot liquids/objects. Only handle hot items for a short period and never submerge your hands in water hotter than 60°C.
What is BPA?
BPA or “Bisphenol A” is a synthetic chemical compound used primarily in the manufacture of plastic goods because it gives plastic its shine, elasticity, and strength. You can find BPA in most cooking utensils, food storage containers, water bottles, and many other products.
Why is BPA bad for our health?
The structure of Bisphenol-A is very similar to estrogen. When entering our body through our skin or after we eat food that's been stored in a container or package containing BPA, it can negatively impact our endocrine system, which in part leaves a widely negative effect on our whole body.
Hello, my name is Edvards!
I'm the author of Nelumo gloves. I had the idea about ecological cleaning gloves in 2018 when researching ecological and hygienical issues in the world for a biology paper.
I was surprised about dishwashing sponges, especially the negative impact they can have on our health and environment. As I also used a lot of sponges at home, I had the desire to find a healthier alternative for us humans and for the nature.