According to surveys conducted at national level toxic substances on fabrics, on leather and footwear are the cause of 8% of dermatological diseases detected at medical facilities and related, in all cases, to items of import.

In addition, a number of non-detectable diseases are treated with auto-medical methods and they so escape to  medical statistics. Reason of worry is also in the items analyzed in equipped laboratories are often found traces of even more hazardous substances: carcinogens or mutagens.

Textiles and shoes can be harmful if not correctly manufactured. A situation that affects mainly the most vulnerable consumers: the elderly and children.