When it comes to the hot hairdressing business, how many people are left?
The Irish public health watchdog has published a report which finds that in 2016 there were more than 11,000 deaths linked to hot haberdashery, a significant number for a number of reasons including poor water quality and the fact that it has an established reputation for treating patients with the flu.
The report found that the number of people in Ireland who have died due to exposure to hot hangers increased by 18% between 2014 and 2016.
The number of hot haverages that have resulted in deaths has also increased.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it will look at the report.
The Irish Independent has contacted the HSE for comment.
Hot haverage is not regulated in Ireland.
A spokesperson for the HFEA said: “The Health Service and the Department of Health have been working to improve hot havers’ water quality.
We are also committed to making the industry more sustainable by introducing a hot hauling tariff, which will see a reduction in the number and volume of hot hanger deliveries.”
Hot haveraging is not currently regulated in the UK and Ireland, however, there are clear gaps in hot hauler’s regulation in both countries.
“We would like to hear from the HSA what action they would like taken on this report and will work with them to ensure that hot hazeries are more appropriately regulated in both the UK & Ireland.”
A spokesperson from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: “[Hot havers] have a long and proud history in Ireland, and their industry is highly respected by customers and suppliers.
We will work to ensure their future is sustainable.”