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Can neoprene cause cancer, if so, what types & why?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta answered

Specializes in Pathology

Not directly: Per reported studies, it can cause allergies but does not directly cause cancer. However, some additives used with neoprene may sensitize skin and others are toxic to blood and kidneys.

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Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

Neoprene: Part of the chemicals used to make neoprene are considered to be carcinogenic (cancer causing). So is sweet & low in large enough amounts. The actual exposure to a person is low but it is a theoretical risk.

Answered 12/8/2020

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