View Full Version : Chirality and age: do left-handers tend to die young?

02-28-2006, 01:05 PM
Dear All, I was once told that the odd thing about chirality (whether
one ids right handed or left handed) is that statistics apparently
suggest that there are more left-handed people of pre-school age than
there are at retirement age. What happens to all those left-handers? Do
they convert to right-handedness or don't they survive that long? Or are
the stats simply wrong?


David McFarlane
Ergonomist, WorkCover Authority
CBD South Office, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia

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