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Rubber arm bands are being worn just about everywhere these days, and for just about any reason. Once relegated only to the wrists of people promoting various causes and interest groups, these bands are now an accepted part of everyday life and can carry almost any meaning – or no meaning at all. If you have wondered what all of the fuss is about, and what the reasons for wearing these bands could possibly be, you have come to the right place.
What are these bands?
These arm bands are generally made of clean, safe silicon that can be manufactured in any color or size, and with practically any design or message embossed upon them. Though the most common types of bands remain those worn around the wrist, you can now find them in sizes suitable for wearing around the upper arm and ankle as well. The decorative colors offer a full spectrum of choices for almost any occasion or cause, making them a popular alternative to traditional leather and metal bands that have been worn in the past.
Why would you wear them?
Rather than ask why you would wear them, the more relevant question might be why wouldn’t you? Almost everyone has a cause or message near and dear to their heart, and these rubber arm bands are one of the easiest ad least controversial ways to promote your ideas and ideals. If you are an advocate for breast cancer research, a pink arm band lets the world know where your heart is without the need for you to walk around espousing your cause. Other colors and designs convey different messages. In addition, you can have custom made bands designed to express your support for almost any idea you can conceive.
Are they safe?
These rubber arm bands are safe – studies of silicon used for these purposes find it to be completely harmless. Of course, whenever you are dealing with elastic material, there is always the possibility of constriction that cuts off or limits the flow of blood to any given limb. This can be a concern with bands that are to be worn on the upper arm – when hunting or cycling, for example – so be certain to use bands that are large enough to fit comfortably around that area. In general, however, there are no real concerns about the safety of these rubber bands.
Is it just a trend?
Of course, you may be one of those people who want to avoid being seen as merely “trendy” or caught up in the latest fad. You can rest assured that rubber arm bands are not something that are going to disappear any time soon. Since becoming an acceptable and popular way for people everywhere to celebrate and promote their personal causes, these bands have only grown in usage and familiarity. So, the next time you and your friends feel strongly about a cause or idea, you can feel comfortable choosing to wear rubber message bands that let the world know exactly how you feel.