Y’know those thin plastic gloves that deli workers where to prevent excessive bacterial transmission? Yeah, turns out they actually may increase the odds of bacterial transmission.
From the article:
It was suggested the apparent failure of gloves to reduce or prevent contamination was due to a tendency of food workers to wear the same pair of gloves for extended periods and wash their hands less frequently when gloved.
To which I add a hearty…”Ya think?”
A tip of the hat to eGullet for the news item.