Wearing clothes that cause a fire can cause serious health problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Women in France have reported burning and inhaling clothing that they were wearing while on vacation, according a study conducted by the French Institute of Public Opinion and Research.
The study, which involved 846 women, found that the hot-climate clothing they wore during vacations contributed to a risk of skin cancer and asthma in men and women.
It also noted that women in France were more likely to wear the clothes than men.
A recent study in France found that women who wore the same clothes while on a trip in winter were at an increased risk of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
“We found a statistically significant increase in asthma and respiratory symptoms among those women who reported wearing hot-weather clothes in the months prior to their departure for vacation,” study author Marc-André Châtelet, a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, told The Associated Press.
The researchers said that the increased risk for respiratory symptoms is most likely due to a higher number of airways filled with sweat, as opposed to airways full of oxygen.
According to the study, women who are exposed to heat at work were less likely to be prescribed antibiotics.
“In our study, we found that even for the hot season, the majority of women had no history of asthma,” Châtlet said.
“It was the women who had experienced a high-heat event that were most at risk.”
He said that it was difficult to say whether the women in the study were more susceptible to respiratory illnesses because they were not wearing any protective clothing.
“I think that we need to look at the context in which people are experiencing hot weather and the circumstances in which they are, and in particular the fact that this is a holiday season,” he said.
The AP has more on the study.