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Neoprene Cause Cancer
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 molecule hooks up to another in long chains. Chloroprene is considered possibly carcinogenic to humans, but virtually all the chloroprene is used up in the conversion to the polymer. The amount left behind is probably too miniscule to pose any risk. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Chloroprene: Neoprene is polychloroprene This is synthetic rubber The EPA classifies Chloroprene as a group D chemical this makes its carcinogenicity inconclusive The International agency for Research on cancer IARC classified it as group 2 B ( possibly carcinogenic) This is likely to occur mainly as industrial exposure and may be linked to skin and lung cancers ...Read more
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 to do as a promoter. There is talk of genotoxicity, but in its polymerized form it couldn't reach the genes in any case. Folks working with chloroprene aren't showing up with extra cancers. Don't throw away your wetsuit. ...Read more
I'm looking to buy a sauna suit. Does neoprene cause cancer like people who don't have medical degrees say?
No: These "pop" claims are made up, probably by the manufacturers of sports and relaxation clothes that do not include neoprene. I'm sorry the world is full of crooks. ...Read more
I am a breast cancer patient currently in remission (2 years, stage 0). Can Neoprene dumbbells be harmful for me?
Cleaning after a heavy deer mice infestation in the Northeast. Using N-95 with partial seal and neoprene disposable gloves. Likelihood of hantavirus?
Small.: Deer mice are widespread throughout the U.S. and about 20% carry hantavirus. Hantavirus is carried into the lungs by dust & dirt particles which an N-95 is about 90% effective in blocking out. Only a few strains of hantavirus cause HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.) The virus is killed quickly by sunlight exposure. You took the right precautions & are unlikely to get sick from HPS. ...Read more