There is growing concern that standard personal protective equipment PPEwhich often has a unisex de, doesn't always fit women properly.
PPE is essential for protecting frontline workers exposed to Covid The Department of Health said the kit is deed to protect "both genders". If it is too big it can be fro effective in providing a complete barrier to the virus. But the Royal College of Nursing has described "one-size-fits-all" personal protective equipment as "problematic" and "restrictive" when it can be worn for up to 12 hours during shifts.
PPE includes gloves, masks, gowns and face shields. We're suggesting that all faces on the planet are one of two sizes. Dr Salles said she was given two masks to last her two weeks.
She added that the smallest-sized gloves and goggles are also often too large. Author Caroline Criado-Perez researched the issue while writing her book Invisible Women, before the pandemic. She described it as "a scandal within the scandal" of general PPE availability.
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The Women's Equality Party tweeted that it was "utterly shameful" that women were wearing kit deed to fit fit. In a report published intrade union association the TUC looking that "most PPE is based on the sizes and characteristics for male populations from certain countries in Europe and the United States". It's an issue that is being noted by consumers as well: political journalist Marie Le Conte tweeted her frustration at having to search specifically for women's masks "because all the 'standard' ones I bought online a few weeks ago are just very clearly too big for my face", she said.