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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Darby
28 years experience Occupational Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Corset: In years past, women used to wear corsets, and they would wear them really tight. You will have a hard time breathing and can actually make you pass o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
That won't work: Abdominal fat is first to show and last to go. Wearing a rubber belt will cause you to sweat and lose some water which may make your abdomen look thin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
27 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chloroprene: Neoprene is polychloroprene This is synthetic rubber The EPA classifies Chloroprene as a group D chemical this makes its carcinogenicity inconclusive ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not concerned: Neoprene is polymerized chloroprene. Chloroprene monomer has caused cancer in a few obscure animal experiments, just as most anything else can be made ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid all rubber: Avoidance of all rubber /latex is the key. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What about Geoprene?: It is made from limestone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Darby
28 years experience Occupational Medicine
Not likely.: Neoprene is the trade name of polychloroprene, a rubber-like polymer made by chemically treating chloroprene (2-chloro-1, 3-butadiene) so that each mo ... Read More
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