very alarming news about flip flops

@Lakota12 (42684)
United States
January 10, 2008 10:47am CST
THis is very alarming and it is straight from snopes! http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/flipflop.asp and then go here and see what hapened to her feet! http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart2.htm
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Two compounds found in plastics, phthalates and bisphenol-A, are now under scientific study and suspicion. It can cause skin reaction and in many cases serious burn. I would avoid plastic shoes...
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jan 08
that would be a good idea most of mine are cloth or from made made material like my tennys. then I have my leathre moccisons
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Jan 08
fabric is much better for skin....
• United States
11 Jan 08
yes it is very alarming that is why i try to buy all american
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I to also try to buy american and it is getting harder to do with all our factories going overseas!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
I am allergic to many chemicals used in the manufacture of soaps, and fabric softeners, so I will not be wearing flip flops. I will stick to leather sandals, made either in Canada, Great Britain, or the United States. I do not want to get a rash on my feet. Also they should be careful of stuff they import from China. People work there in horrible conditions and it is no wonder many of the products are unsafe.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Got that right and so much is wrong with the products they make also can kill ya or your kids!
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Holy Cow LKo, I saw the pic of the feet yikes I never thought plastic could do that. Thanks for sharing +'s |:)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 08
plastic and the chemicals that is in them and the paint
@SViswan (12071)
• India
13 Jan 08
Oh my! That's really bad! Here in India, almost everyone wears those flip flops. I wear one in the house too (because I can't stand the cold floor and we have no carpeting). I've never had any reaction in so many years....but I suppose I got the good stuff. Oh poor lady! She had to go through so much ! Btw, I usually buy my flip flops from well-known brands in India. I never buy the stuff they sell on the roadside...the cheap ones. Maybe that's why I didn't have a problem so far.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I think you are very lucky and looks like the cheap one are real bad to wear I cant wear them for I cant stand anything between my toes. ANd buying a better brand must be ok for my family wears them and never got this happen to them butthen to they get the better ones.
@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
11 Jan 08
That is horrible and looks so sore. When I was about 15 I went to a swimming pool with my cousins, we walked across the deck and to the main pool at the edge of the pool stepping in a small puddle not unlike the puddles every where on the pool deck. We swam and had fun for several hours and then went home where we showered and got cleaned up to go out for the night. While I was in the shower my feet started to hurt and burn and by the time I got out of the shower my skin was falling off. I went to the hospital right away and by the time we got there my feet were bleeding and I had lost every layer of skin on my feet. Turns out I had stood in a puddle of the chemical that was used to clean the pool and because I was not treated right away I had burnt every layer of skin, I had 3 degree burns on the souls of my feet and up to my ankles. To this day my skin is bad on my feet and several times a year I have to go to the doctor to treat them so to avoid my skin falling off. The doctors tell me this will go on for the rest of my life as my body is rejecting the new skin the grows in. This is not unlike the allergy that I have developed from the use of latex gloves when I worked in home care. I became so allergic to everything that if my body comes in contact with anything it dislikes my skin bubbles up and falls off as if I had a burn. The doctors say it is rare to become that allergic but not unheard of, the worst part for me is my allergies just keep getting worse, now I am even allergic to my own body so if I sweat, cry, or anything that allows my body to release chemicals to my skin I blister up. I guess my point is not everyone reacts to chemicals but those of us that do can have very serious reactions.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Jan 08
oh my so awful my heart goes out to you ! did your folks sue the swiiming pool place for having that setting in the wrong place!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I had heard about this sometime ago...good thing I don't wear flip flops...now the flip flops they mention are the ones they sell at Walmart, but I'm wondering if the cheapie ones they would sell at those dollar stores would be the same...That is terrible though...I saw the pictures...ewwww....who would think one could get "chemical" type burns from that???
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I know terrible huh DOnt trust any thing from China. We need to look at the lables more and I am also glad I dont wear them either I figure it was from the paint. soppose plain ones are better!
• United States
10 Jan 08
Vey nteresting information, thanks. Now e have soemthing else to add to the never ending listf toxic and dangerous articles coming our of China. One way or another I think China is trying to kill off the whole of the US population
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jan 08
my thoughts exactly!If they cant kill us one way they are trying a different way I think it is time we bring our products back home and stop selling our tech to other countries They used to be way behind us in it.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
10 Jan 08
That was all over the news. Apparently very few people were affected. This is just another reason why you have to be careful what you buy and if your skin get irritated by a product, you have to stop using it immediately.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Jan 08
probably was on the news but some people like me didnt see it. and thats for sure dont where it and if its cheap that might be anothr sign too.