A scientific research conducted in Germany has shown that clogs made from plastic materials come with a huge amount of (PAHs) carcinogenic compounds that may trigger certain types of cancer to arise.
Scientists have selected a total of ten pairs of clogs made of plastic from the best brands on the market and these clogs were analyzed in a lab. The scientists were quite amazed when they discovered that 60% of these clogs contained aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons also known as PAHs.
PAHs are extremely carcinogenic substances when absorbed by the body lead to cell mutation. These substances are very harmful when they are inhaled, but they can also penetrate the skin and enter the body too.
The highest amount of this specific type of carcinogen is found in clogs especially dark-colored ones.
Heavy metals and solvents were found in 70% of the clogs that were part of the research conducted.
All these toxic compounds enter the body though our skin. What is most relative after knowing this fact is to avoid wearing these types of shoes. But if you really want to or find it important to wear, just put a pair of socks on your feet.
What is interesting is that the original Crocs were negative on PAHs, but it contained solvents that can cause hypersensitivities, such as allergies, skin irritations, rashes and other skin conditions.
So, before buying Crocs or any of well-known brands, it is necessary to smell the shoes. You will know that the shoes are discharging solvents and contain heavy materials when it has a biting or sweet smell.
Sources: Secret Nutritions