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Is neoprene better than vinyl for dumbbells

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: Not likely to be enough absorption through your hands to be of any concern.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Probably safe: Neoprene is usually used for stretchy materials like laptop sleeves & wetsuits. It can "outgas" toxic chemicals and when glued to other materials the ... Read More

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Unrelated: Hi. Why would you return neoprene dumbbells because of having multiple myeloma? I must be missing your point. Use the dumbbells! Unless you're ready t... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Usually ok: Unless you have lymphedema of your arms, you should be ok using dumbbells.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 33 years experience
Only temporarily : Neoprene waist reducers work by causing spot sweating which causes some size reduction but that only lasts until the next drink of water.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
Chloroprene: Neoprene is polychloroprene This is synthetic rubber The EPA classifies Chloroprene as a group D chemical this makes its carcinogenicity inconclusive... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Avoid all rubber: Avoidance of all rubber /latex is the key. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 33 years experience
Rubber: Neoprene is the material found in SCUBA wet suits and other compression type athletic apparel. Unless you are allergic to it wearing neoprene does not... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Darby
Occupational Medicine 28 years experience
No.: If by "work" you mean reduce your weight or body fat, the answer is no. The elastic tension of a neoprene wrap might actually reduce your waist size ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not the answer.: This can make transient (temporary changes) but really is not the answer to weight loss. Eating healthfully and staying active need to be the guiding ... Read More

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