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Doctor insights on: Neoprene Dumbells

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I know neoprene is considered a toxic chemical, but is it toxic to use neoprene dumbells for a workout? If so, how is it toxic through using dumbells?

I know neoprene is considered a toxic chemical, but is it toxic to use neoprene dumbells for a workout? If so, how is it toxic through using dumbells?

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 glues are toxic too. Chemicals in neoprene can irritate skin. But once neoprene dumbells are a few months old, most of the toxic chemicals that might outgas from them have dissipated and there should be no significant hazard from using them. ...Read more

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What is neoprene?Side effect on the body

What is neoprene?Side effect on the body

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 negatively affect the body. It will cause you to sweat profusely so you might experience a heat rash from wearing it. ...Read more

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Do neoprene waist reducers actually work?

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 as long as you are wearing it, but this is a "girdle" effect and has nothing to do with changing your body composition. ...Read more

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Could neoprene waist reducers really work?

Could neoprene waist reducers really work?

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used neoprene shorts to lose water weight?

Has anyone ever used neoprene shorts to lose water weight?

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 principals. ...Read more

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Can i put on a neoprene waist belt around my billy and my back for about 5 hours during a ceremony ?

Can i put on a neoprene waist belt around my billy and my back for about 5 hours during a ceremony ?

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 out. You can always try. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this little pooch. can I wear a neoprene belt to help reshape and flatten that area?

What to do if I have this little pooch. can I wear a neoprene belt to help reshape and flatten that area?

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 thinner, but as soon as you drink water it will return to its former size. Best way to lose the gut is the tried and true method of decreasing calorie intake and increase calorie burning by increasing activity. You can't spot reduce, fat is lost evenly. ...Read more

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Does neoprene cause cancer?

Does 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

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What chemical in neoprene causes cancer?

What chemical in neoprene causes cancer?

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

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Which chemical in neoprene causes cancer?

Which chemical in neoprene causes cancer?

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Cleaning after a heavy deer mice infestation in the Northeast. Using N-95 with partial seal and neoprene disposable gloves. Likelihood of hantavirus?

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

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How to treat a neoprene rash on my wrists?

How to treat a neoprene rash on my wrists?

Avoid all rubber: Avoidance of all rubber /latex is the key. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down. ...Read more

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Hi, I wear a neoprene sleeve while working out, if on too tight can it damage your elbows. ?

Hi, I wear a neoprene sleeve while working out, if on too tight can it damage your elbows. ?

Yes and no: I don't think that wearing a neoprene sleeve over your elbow that is " too tight" will damage the bones that make up the elbow joint in any way. But it is not good for some of the soft tissues that pass through that area. For example, there are 3 main nerves that run through the elbow area and compression can lead to what is known as a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, cubital tumn syndrome ...Read more

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I have smouldering multiple myeloma. Just bought neoprene dumbbells; should I be returning them?

I have smouldering multiple myeloma.  Just bought neoprene dumbbells; should I be returning them?

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 to give up and check out now. Again, I'm sorry, but I think there's a point you're trying to make that I'm missing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm looking to buy a sauna suit. Does neoprene cause cancer like people who don't have medical degrees say?

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

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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?

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?

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 and keep your electrolytes balanced as well. Just make sure you keep your body temperature down! ...Read more

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I have knee arthritus is.It advisable for me to wear a neoprene sleeve?

I have knee arthritus is.It advisable for me to wear a neoprene sleeve?

If it helps U. .....: ...It is what is called a none functional brace. Meaning it doesn't add 2 the stability of the joint or make the arthritis better. It helps by it sending subconscious signals 2 ur brain, ; does so through ur proprioception sensors. Ur brain response by again subconsciously reminding u where ur leg is located constantly, like a harping mother in law saying"b careful", ; it works so try it. ...Read more