SIRC – Media Watch 25-05-99

Fashion Victims?

In an attempt to prevent the nine deaths linked annually to insect stings in this country, the Guardian suggests that "we could do more to deter air attacks."

According to Dr Colin Gelder, whose recent study was published in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine, you should; Wear long-sleeved shirts or tops from May to October. Use insect repellents. You shouldn't: Walk barefoot outdoors in the spring and summer. Drink directly out of cans and bottles. Use perfumes or wear flower-coloured clothes. So be warned, wasps may be offended by bad fashion sense!