Wear Gloves for Health

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M-J de Mesterton Wearing Tweed Clothing Made in England, and Year-Round Leather Gloves

Sound Advice on Surviving 2017 Scourges, and a Nasty Blast from the Recent Past

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM  

Since 2006, I have been writing about the benefits of wearing gloves. Now, there is more justification than ever for my admonitions and recommendations on the topic. Currently plaguing Americans and the rest of the world are norovirus and MRSA; the deadly ebola virus is rampant in Africa, and other antibiotic-resistant diseases are proliferating. Most of these viruses are spread by surface-contact. Wearing gloves while out in public, especially while shopping, and disinfecting them when you get home can save your life. And hospital-acquired diseases are now common, so do your best to avoid hospitals and other heath-clinics. 

HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

Hospital-acquired infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites; they are spread by touching contaminated surfaces, clothing and implements, or skin-contact with infected people. Viruses may be contracted from surgical procedures, catheters, or by inhaling airborne…

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Consider Wearing Gloves in Public

The Merits of Wearing Gloves
by M-J de Mesterton, 2006

The Merits of Wearing Gloves, and the Scourge of Staphylococcus Aureus

Famous Las Vegas Artist, Mystic Painter M-J de Mesterton

Staphylia Oil on Canvas 16″ X 20″ by M-J de Mesterton, Copyright 2006

I first posted this little piece about wearing gloves in December, 2006:
 I had worn long kid gloves to an evening holiday party, and my husband wore elegant gloves as well. A young lady commented favourably on our style. I spoke briefly about the merits of wearing gloves, expressing the hope that it would again become routine. I mentioned the scourge of staphylococcus aureus, whereupon she held up her hand with its missing finger–lost to the superbug!
For years, I was regarded as an oddball simply for wearing driving gloves. I also wore gloves at the supermarket to ward-off transference of germs on carts, et cetera*. I’ve read somewhere recently that glove-wearing is back in style. I hope that’s true.
*I also wash every grocery item which enters our house.

I have been writing about this for six years, and no doubt some people have scoffed. Eyes glaze over when this subject is mentioned, and the speaker is written-off as a germophobe.
That attitude seems to have changed overnight. MRSA, or antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus isn’t just a hospital-acquired disease anymore. Elegant Survival’s Face and Figure page alludes to the intrinsic unhealthiness of health-clubs and public gyms. The noise level of the “music” played can deafen you, and the transmission of germs and viruses on the surfaces there may sicken. However, I wanted to be a bit delicate and not graphic, so I determined to return to the topic with a well-crafted, diplomatic way of saying, “If you value your health, stay out of health-clubs!”

I belonged to three such clubs in the past, beginning with the old Henry Hudson Health Club on 57th Street in New York City. I was disgusted when, using the women’s sauna, I found the panties of other members hanging up to dry in there. Being of Scandinavian descent, this abuse rankled; I also knew that moisture in the sauna (“sow-nah” is the correct pronunciation) would defeat their idiotic purpose. I cleaned-off every piece of gym equipment before use, using rubbing alcohol. It has been thirteen years since I have darkened the door of one of those clubs, because the noise got louder and the germs deadlier. Now, my logic has borne out, with the major press agencies finally giving the flesh-eating disease MRSA, or antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (staphylia means “grapes” in Greek–the virus is shaped like a bunch of them), the attention it deserves. Human nature usually demands that someone die before a danger is recognised, but there have been more deaths from this than the AIDS virus, going unnoticed until now.

My husband and I, as I am fond of telling you, wear gloves everywhere we go, even in very hot weather. We keep hand-sanitizer in the car and in our bags. Consider the objects one must handle outside the home, in public–pens, products, door-handles–there’s an infinite variety of things which can bear germs and viruses. If you don’t like to wear gloves in public, at least use something to clean the shopping cart handle when you’re marketing. Some supermarkets offer them in a dispenser near the carts.
Thoughtfulness in life, and keen awareness of our surroundings and habits, can help us survive even the most rampant modern scourge.  After all, carelessness wrought by jaded arrogance has created just that: a deadly epidemic.
©M-J de Mesterton 2006
Posted by M-J de Mesterton, 2006

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Elegant Survival’s Source for Gloves

Ladies' Lambskin Gloves

Ladies’ Lambskin Gloves

I’ve advocated the wearing of gloves on Elegant Survival since its beginning in 2006 (see “The Merits of Wearing Gloves”, my old article). I’ve worn gloves for decades, whether or not they were in fashion. Now, there are even more reasons to wear them. Traditionally, it did not have to be cold outside, as it was on Inauguration Day outdoors in Washington, D.C., for ladies to wear gloves. Gloves will protect your hands from deadly germs and viruses, protect your jewelry from unwanted attention in-transit, and cushion your hands should you trip and fall on the pavement. For reasonable prices and a very extensive selection of glove styles, try Gloves-Online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: One of Many Styles at http://www.gloves-online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: Just One of Many Styles at www.gloves-online.com

~~M-J de Mesterton, Copyright 2009

>Elegant Survival’s Source for Gloves

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Ladies' Lambskin Gloves

Ladies’ Lambskin Gloves

I’ve advocated the wearing of gloves on Elegant Survival since its beginning in 2006 (see “The Merits of Wearing Gloves”, my old article). I’ve worn gloves for decades, whether or not they were in fashion. Now, there are even more reasons to wear them. Traditionally, it did not have to be cold outside, as it was on Inauguration Day outdoors in Washington, D.C., for ladies to wear gloves. Gloves will protect your hands from deadly germs and viruses, protect your jewelry from unwanted attention in-transit, and cushion your hands should you trip and fall on the pavement. For reasonable prices and a very extensive selection of glove styles, try Gloves-Online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: One of Many Styles at http://www.gloves-online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: Just One of Many Styles at www.gloves-online.com

~~M-J de Mesterton, Copyright 2009

Elegant Survival’s Source for Gloves

Ladies' Lambskin Gloves

Ladies’ Lambskin Gloves

I’ve advocated the wearing of gloves on Elegant Survival since its beginning in 2006 (see “The Merits of Wearing Gloves”, my old article). I’ve worn gloves for decades, whether or not they were in fashion. Now, there are even more reasons to wear them. Traditionally, it did not have to be cold outside, as it was on Inauguration Day outdoors in Washington, D.C., for ladies to wear gloves. Gloves will protect your hands from deadly germs and viruses, protect your jewelry from unwanted attention in-transit, and cushion your hands should you trip and fall on the pavement. For reasonable prices and a very extensive selection of glove styles, try Gloves-Online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: One of Many Styles at http://www.gloves-online.com

Inexpensive, Tough, Useful Leather Gloves: Just One of Many Styles at www.gloves-online.com

~~M-J de Mesterton, Copyright 2009

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