A research carried out by few scientists from Germany has shown that certain sandals are harmful for your health. Namely, it was proven that these sandals are comprised of compounds that are carcinogenic and are the key reason for appearing of some types of cancer. The name of these sandals is plastic clogs.
Research Results on Plastic Clogs:
A research was performed on the ten best brands of these plastic clogs which were later on tested in approved laboratory. When the results came they were shocking, the plastic clogs contained about 60% aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
What is PAHs?
PAHs is an abbreviation for aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons which are very health wise harmful substances causing cell mutation which can lead to some severe kinds of cancer. They are extremely toxic and carcinogenic when they enter the body, either by inhaling them or penetrating through the skin pores.
According to the results of this research the black clogs had the highest percentage of PAHs. Likewise, almost 70 percent of the analyzed clogs contained solvents and heavy metals.
Therefore, if you must wear clogs put socks on your feet so that the dangerous compounds do not enter into your body through the skin or you can try to avoid wearing them.However, there is an interesting fact that the originals of this footwear did not contain any kind of carcinogenic compound. Yet, Crocs contain solvents that could trigger allergies.