A growing number of Canadians are choosing to wear their clothing indoors as part of a larger trend.
But it may not be a healthy choice, according to a new study by researchers from York University.
“What I think is really important is that the public is being educated about what this is, and being aware of the potential health risks that may be associated with wearing clothing indoors,” said Michael Tuller, associate professor of health and social policy at York University and lead author of the study.
The study, published in the journal Global Health, looked at a large number of studies that have examined the safety of wearing clothing outdoors.
The authors found that indoors, clothing may not only be a risk, but also one that is associated with increased rates of some types of cancers.
In particular, the researchers found that wearing a coat and gloves while outdoors is associated, on average, with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
The risk of developing colorecctal and bladder cancer was higher when clothing was worn outdoors, the authors said.
In addition, the risk of lung cancer was increased when wearing clothing while indoors, they wrote.
They also found that clothing that was used in indoor activities such as gardening, cooking and other tasks were associated with a greater risk of skin cancer, a possible indication that it is a risk factor for some cancers.
The researchers suggest that more research is needed to better understand the health risks associated with outdoor clothing and suggest that public health departments and workplaces consider incorporating the risk into their workplace environments.
But while outdoor clothing may be an option for some people, it may be best to limit it to casual or casual-type clothing and avoid wearing it while driving.