A research that was carried out in Germany has revealed that plastic clogs contain a frightening number of carcinogen substances which may put the one that wears them at a high risk of developing cancers.
Researchers examined 10 pairs of plastic clogs from reputed. They were extremely surprised when they found out that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were present in even 6 of the 10 tested samples!
PAHs are highly carcinogenic materials which can induce mutations in the cells if they are absorbed. If inhaled they can be especially dangerous, but they can be also absorbed through the skin. Black clogs were especially high in these carcinogens.
7 of the 10 pairs of the tested clogs were positive to both solvents and heavy metals.
All these toxic compounds enter the body though our skin. If you want to avoid this type of problems, just put a pair of socks on your feet.
The research has shown that original Crocs didn’t contain any PAHs, but they did have at least 4 allergic solvents.