Polyester ballerina slipper cause cancer/birth defects? Anyone seen this before?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you keep the slippers?
    Yes, this wouldn't stop me from wearing these. I'm sure it's fine. : (10 votes)
    53 %
    No, that warning alone is enough for me to not wear them. : (9 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 4
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t wear them but that would have nothing to do with the warning. Everything is said to give you cancer these days. You really can’t avoid it. Most of the products you use just aren’t labeled as those are.

    Post # 6
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve never noticed such a warning on similar slippers I’ve purchased. I have several pairs and I probably wear them 5 out of 7 days a week.  Like another poster mentioned, everything will give you cancer these days. It’s not like you’re going to fry them up and eat them. I wouldn’t worry too much. With so many sue-happy folks out there, it a miracle there aren’t cancer warnings on bananas these days. 

    Post # 7
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Diamond84: There are known carcinogens in our air, our water, our hygiene products, and our food. (Even fresh vegetables are slathered in pesticides)

    Wearing those slippers should be the least of your worries.

    Post # 8
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    There must be PVC on the soles or something. Same thing is written on my yoga mats. I bought my most recent mat and it has the same warning. I kept the mat but couldn’t stop thinking about the fact that I’m trying to improve my health while using something that causes horrible cancers! 

    Post # 9
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I was in a little shop on the beach and when I turned over a shot glass to see the price i saw a similar message. I was alarmed and put it back down.

    Post # 10
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Personally because I am prego I would throw those away… but if I wasn’t I probably woudn’t care.

    Post # 11
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Diamond84:  Well, wasn’t it Orange County that took the fake “ban dihydrogen monoxide!” campaigns seriously and actually considered banning WATER at one point?  As long as you don’t plan on eating the slippers, I think you’re just fine.

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