When it comes to religious beliefs and customs, logic and health issues appear to go out the window. Take for example the problems with the wearing of the burka by Muslim women, no doubt a garment designed by a man.
Recent medical evidence has shown that low levels of vitamin D are now being implicated with serious kidney, heart and eye disease, ie macular degeneration.
We already know about its effects on bone and skin health.
A recent survey has shown that women who wear the burka are likely to have a dangerously low level of vitamin D and therefore face serious health risks in later life.
Dr Aidan Hampson