Latex is natural rubber that stretches and will instantly snap back to its original shape and size. No other glove material can quite match this natural property of latex. If you need gloves that fit close and conform exactly to the shape of your hands, you should seriously consider using latex gloves.
When you're handling dangerous substances, a well-fitted, good quality glove can be your first line of defense against an acid burn or an infection.
If you prepare food for others or work with items that will be inserted into other peoples bodies, gloves are important in reducing the transmission of bacteria. Just remember to wash and dry your hands before putting on a new set of latex gloves. And use a new set of gloves if you touch your own skin or hair or if you contaminate your gloves in any other way.
If you are allergic to latex, you may need to consider nitrile.