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The Left-handed club marked a day of awareness yesterday of the difficulties faced by people who are left handed in using equipment designed by right-handed people.

An organisation with over 60,000 members, the club has expressed concern that some tools cause health and safety problems for left-handers, the BBC reports.

This is an issue which may raise considerations for makers of personal protection equipment.

However, the corporation reports, the issue has not had much attention so far, with an e-petition to Downing Street in March this year calling for legislation to deal with machinery design 'that causes thousands of needless injuries to left-handed people every year' attracting only 44 signatures.

Recent research by scientists at Oxford University established that left-handedness is caused by the LRRTM1 gene.

It reverses the normal hemispheric functions of the brain in which the right side controls language and speech while the left controls emotion.

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