You'll find yourself looking forward to stormy, rainy days just so you get to wear your cute wellies. The main concerns are smoke particles, wastewater, and ammonia odor ammonia is used for the preservation of sap. The pattern is very pretty and I receive many compliments each time I wear them. Please try again later. Terms and conditions apply. I also wonder about the materials they use to get the high-gloss, metallic and glitter finishes on some of their boots.
It is toxic during its manufacture; it is toxic to the plant workers, and to the end consumers. Read about my research methods in the Start Here page. Natural rubber, while does not contain petrochemicals, heavy metals, and phthalates as you mentioned, is not necessarily non-toxic. Hello Irina, I had never heard of natural rubber until discovering your article.
According to Physicians for Social Responsibility , exposure to heavy metals causes serious health effects, including reduced growth and development, cancer, organ damage, nervous system damage, and in extreme cases, death. Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated. Heavy metals are added to make it more durable. The most common material used for rain boots, both kids and adults, is PVC aka vinyl. I have a severe latex allergy and searched for years before finding them.
I have a severe latex allergy and searched for years before finding them. I just received these boots and I love them! The boots are well made well and the pattern seems like it will hold up over time. Since I wore them I cannot return them but if the odor does not go away I will have to throw them out as that is how strong the chemical odor is. In short, it is a type of plastic derived from petroleum. The most common material used for rain boots, both kids and adults, is PVC aka vinyl.