10 Things You Are Wearing that Can Kill You

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In the recent awakening of Skinny jeans responsible for victimising a 35-year old australian women who had to be cut out off her jeans after developing a condition called compartment syndrome we take a look at more such fashion trends that can probably kill you, well “killing” would be a hyperbole but lets just say is harmful for your health.

1. Killer Heels

It might give you a lift on your height but it can also be the reason you get lifted up entirely! Allegedly, a 25-year-old teacher in Japan died after falling from a 5-inch platform sandal and fracturing her skull, and another Japanese woman died in a car crash when her stiletto-clad foot couldn’t get to the brake in time. Yikes.

2. Oversize Handbags

It might set off a cool look on you but its also harmful for your shoulder,neck and spine. Extended use of a large, heavy bag may lead to irreversible back, neck, and shoulder problems.

3. Flip Flops

Without much in the way of support, protection, grip, or secureness, flip flops might be the most dangerous piece of footwear around. Flip-flops can lead to foot fatigue, sore calf muscles and an altered gait, which could cause long-term ankle and hip problems.
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4. Cheap Jewellery

More than half of the jewelry found at stores like Forever21 contained high levels of hazardous chemicals over the limit of what’s safe, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
There’s a reason all that fantastic costume jewelry from your favorite high-street shops is so cheap.
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5. Wedding Rings

Often times, as fingers change sizes due to weight gain, rings become stuck, and can cause a nasty variety of accidental injuries ranging from bruising and circulatory damage to — in some gruesome cases — the accidental loss of a finger.
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6. Keratin Straightening

Many of the permanent hair straightening treatments contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde.Long-term exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to cancer, not to mention side effects of eye and nervous system disorders, respiratory tract problems, chest pain, vomiting, and rashes.
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7. Expired Beauty Products

All beauty products use some type of preservative, be it natural or chemical, to keep the ingredients fresh and free of bacteria. Problem is, those preservatives will expire, meaning that your face cream could be swimming with germs, post-expiration date.
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8. Colored Contacts

Since contacts lay directly on your eyes, they need to be fitted correctly, especially if you plan to be wearing them for a long time. They also need to be cleaned properly — the last thing you want to deal with is bacteria in your eyes.
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9. Corsets

Corsets can cause indigestion, constipation, frequent fainting from difficulty in breathing and even internal bleeding… inhibited breathing!

10. Belt

Experts believe wearing a belt can force acid into the oesophagus, damaging the cells and increasing the risk of throat cancer.
They found people who are overweight and wear belts are more at risk.


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