iPHONE 6 ARMBAND: BEFORE BUYING AN ARMBAND FOR IPHONE 6, SEE THESE REVIEWS…
95% of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus armbands offered for sale on Amazon are made from neoprene. Neoprene (or polychloroprene) is a family of synthetic rubbers classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, as group 2B – in other words a possibly cancer producing substance. Wrapping your iPhone so close to your skin with a cheap and dangerous material is certainly not the smartest way to work out.
The difference between life and death may be just a few dollars more, spent on a slightly more expensive alternative, Lycra.
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SKIN CANCER FACTS (source: Skin Cancer Foundation)
- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.1
- Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.2
- Melanoma (a type of skin cancer) is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for young people 15-29 years old.3
- Melanoma accounts for less than two percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.2
- Women aged 39 and under have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer.2
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cancer in Caucasians, Hispanics, Chinese Asians and the Japanese.4 Between 40 and 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have either BCC or SCC at least once.5
BUYERS BEWARE: SAFETY and SIDE EFFECTS YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW
How would you like to purchase a neoprene-made sporting apparel with the following side effects warning. This excerpt was taken from a Sports Support product:
This product contains neoprene…in susceptible individuals, can cause an allergic reaction ranging in severity from minor local skin irritation to more severe, generalized blistering, swelling or other hypersensitivity reactions. Contact of this material with the skin may cause irritation, rash or blisters, which can be severe and result in permanent injury. Contact with the skin can be reduced by use of talcum powder or a stockinette sleeve under the support. Persons with known sensitivity to neoprene or rubber, persons with known allergies or susceptibility to dermatitis or other skin conditions, and persons with broken skin should not use this product without first consulting a physician. Anyone who develops any skin irritation or swelling while using this product should discontinue use immediately and consult a physician.
The reality is that this is one of the few sincere sporting goods manufacturers with enough courage to warn buyers of its own product. Others manufacturers dare not.
Worse still, lead-containing compounds such as Lead(II) oxide are used as compounding agents to prepare finished products made of neoprene, and these could have a toxic effect on human blood, kidneys and reproductive systems.
The European Union Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC classifies rosin (Case no. 8050-09-7 also called colophony) as a skin contact sensitizer. Neoprene can contain upto 4% rosin left from its production process. Other people develop dermatitis from thiourea, a compound used to vulcanize rubber into neoprene which could also be left over from production.
Neoprene remains a material of choice in a vast range of applications – from automotive and mass transit applications to everyday articles like laptop sleeves, and orthopedic braces in the sporting and medical industry.
It is stretchy and waterproof, and even though it warms up the body temperature quickly, it does not allow the body to cool down as there is little room for the sweat to evaporate and cool the body by taking the heat with it. 30 minutes into your workout, and neoprene probably becomes too hot to continue to have on.
Lycra is the superior alternative to neoprene – much lighter, high-stretch, with upto 240% more flexibility than nylon. That means it could ‘partner’ you – stretching as you stretch and retracting as you retreat.
A similar neoprene product made with lycra only costs some 4 or 5 US dollars more than the neoprene versión, yet the dangers of neoprene are ‘priceless’.
Compression garments typically contain a high percentage (upto 70%) of lycra. There is scientific evidence that compression clothing reduces thrombosis in hospitalized patients, increases venous blood flow to the extremities, and increases athletic performance.
In 2003, a sports scientific study demonstrated that explosive/sprint athletes wearing compression shorts suffered less muscle oscillation during the landing phase and were able to increase their countermovement jump heights compared with ordinary shorts. There’s evidence that these benefits occurred as a result of enhanced perception of joint movement and spatial location, via neural feedback (also known as proprioception).
Lycra could be said to have re-emerged as the inevitable element for every active sports lifestyle. Join the millions of users already enjoying this standard of living by trying this armband for iPhone 6 / 6S. SHOP NOW ON AMAZON.
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- Robinson, JK. Sun exposure, sun protection, and vitamin D. JAMA 2005; 294:1541-43.
- American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044552.pdf. Accessed January 9, 2015.
- Bleyer A, O’Leary M, Barr R, Ries LAG (eds): Cancer epidemiology in older adolescents and young adults 15 to 29 years of age, including SEER incidence and survival: 1975-2000. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 2006.
- Gloster HM, Neal K. Skin cancer in skin of color. J Amer Acad Dermatol 2006; 55:741-60.
- Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update. National Cancer Institute. http://progressreport.cancer.gov/doc_detail.asp?pid=1&did=2007&chid=71&coid=711&mid. Accessed November 1, 2010.
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