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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...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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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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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 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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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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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