A 2010 report (commissioned by the Danish Ministry of the Environment) found that Â plastic / foam sandals are loaded with endocrine disrupting phthalates.
They also found that those flip flop phthalates were leaching into peoples’ feet.
And to make things even worse, they found that sunscreens and other lotions made the leeching even worse.
So….unless you’re cool with the potential side effects of phthalates…
- Birth defects
- male childÂ feminisationÂ via changed hormone levels
- neonatal and adultÂ reproductive disorders
- disrupted metabolism
- liver damage
- teste damage
…you may want to throw away those dollar store flip-flops and buy yourself a new pair made from fabric, cork, leather, etc.