A study by a team of Australian scientists, led by the University of Sydney’s Michael C. McAlpine, has found that while women are better protected from colds, men are not.
It is a finding that should be of concern to both men and women who wear gloves on the job.
“It is not a question of what men should wear, it is a question about what women should wear,” Mr McAlmont said.
He said the findings suggested the gloves should be compulsory for all workers.
The gloves should have a place in the workplace, not just in the home.” “
There are a lot of women who don’t wear gloves, they just put them on their hands and they go about their day,” he said.
“The gloves should have a place in the workplace, not just in the home.”
Mr McAlpenys research showed men who wore gloves had an average risk of catching a cold of 3.7 per cent.
The study found women who wore them were protected by about 15 per cent of the cold, while men had an increased risk of 1.5 per cent and women had a decreased risk of 0.7.
Dr McAlperes team compared the risk of a cold with wearing gloves and found it was higher for men who wear them and lower for those who donned gloves.
While the gloves might not provide the protection that would be expected, they are still an effective method for cold protection, the researchers said.
The study was published in the Australian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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