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Bacteria and viruses can penetrate through holes much smaller than this. The condom test will detect holes down to around 1Å (10-10m). Bacteria are significantly larger, i.e about 1µm (10-6m). I once saw a test on single-use vinyl gloves performed in the USA where 500 gloves were tested using the condom test. Over 50% failed this test.