Originally Posted by Ole
Instead of surgical gloves, which are often made of Latex (which cause allergia and is not impervious to some nasty photographic chemicals) try to find gloves, like surgical gloves in shape, but made of Nitrile. They often come in pale colors (green or blue) and are a little more expensive than the surgical Latex ones. But they are more resistant and you will re use them for a long time, so a packet will go a long way. It is said that Nitrile won't give you allergia of any kind... (they said so about latex years ago, so ...) and that Nitrile is impervious for a lot more chemicals than Latex. As they are often not for surgical use, they are cheapper to produce than the latex one, so the difference cost in material is partly compensated for.
I've found them in my local supermarket, for a few Euros...
Give them a try !