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A 21-year-old member asked:

My neoprene waist trimmer (sweet sweat) has a proposition 65 warning saying it could expose me to chemicals like: chloroprene, vinyl chloride, di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp), should i be worried about getting cancer with this product?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes and No.: Here in California, the law requires Cancer Warning signs everywhere because EVERYTHING we eat, touch, breathe can cause cancer. That is the nature of life, everything on Earth can cause cancer... but the true question is, how likely is it to happen? For example, eating organic berries daily should be fine. Breathing the engine exhaust on the way to the grocer and back is likely more dangerous.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: The so called waist trimmer is a gimmick. There is no substitute to reducing your food intake and increasing physical activity. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Do neoprene waist reducers actually work?
Dr. Paul Darby
Occupational Medicine 30 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Does neoprene cause cancer?
Dr. Paul Darby
Occupational Medicine 30 years experience
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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A 22-year-old member asked:
Can neoprene cause cancer, if so, what types & why?
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
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 oth... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
What do you suggest if i wanted to look into using a fighting weight neoprene sauna suit to sweat out toxins. Is this a bad idea?
Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Sauna suit: Sweating can be a good way to eliminate toxins, however using a sauna suit can cause over heating. So you need to make sure you drink plenty of fluids... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
I have recently been told I have metastatic breast cancer to the bone (spine) I've been having horrible pain in my sides (where you would put hands on your waist) Is this coming from the spine? Worried
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It may: Radiate from the spine or originating in the pelvic bones. Make sure you ask for palliative care for better symptom control and overall support.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2020
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