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Condom's shelf life and store properly

As a consumer of condom, we must know the products’ life time and make sure use the valid time product. The shelf life, or time of a male latex condom is useful and effective from manufacturing to use, varies considerably depending on storage conditions, temperature, humidity, moisture, and even ultraviolet light. Each of these factors can considerably reduce condoms’ typical shelf life of three to five years. As a general rule, male latex condoms should be kept away from extreme temperatures (above 40°C or 104°F) and away from moisture and humidity. Even ozone, emitted from fluorescent (ultraviolet) lighting can destroy condoms within just a few hours.

Condoms are perishable. With proper storage, male condoms remain effective for three years to five years, depending on the manufacturer and according to national policy. Female condoms have a shelf life of three years. Exposure to direct sunlight or fluorescent (tube) light, heat, humidity, moisture, and ozone can considerably shorten the shelf life of male latex condoms. In contrast, female condoms, which are made out of nitrile, are not sensitive to high temperatures and humidity. To make sure that all condoms dispensed are in good condition, you must regularly and randomly inspect condom supplies, maintain proper storage conditions, and dispense condoms before they expire. As a manufacturer, we don’t suggest still distribute it if the condom already in its 4 years time, which not so better for consumer to use, the color always a little dark even though they still can use.

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