In the event you’re looking to make sure your socks are water-repellent, consider wearing a bucket, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a new technique to analyze the water content of 10 million samples from a variety of products including wool socks, hand towels, wool blankets, and wool sweaters.
The researchers found that water-soluble particles in the socks were 50 percent higher than the water in the surrounding water source.
The researchers say the higher water content is a concern because it may be detrimental to the health of the sock wearer.
Water-solubility of wool socks is known to have been linked to health issues like high levels of mercury and lead.
In the study, the researchers analyzed two types of socks, one made from 100 percent wool, and one made with 100 percent polyester.
The team found that the 100 percent cotton sock was 30 percent more water-resistance than the polyester one.
This suggests that the polyesters are more water resistant than the wool socks.
This is a huge win for people who like to wash their socks in water-proof buckets, as it means they will be able to keep their socks dry even after washing them.
The study also found that when the water-absorbent polyester socks were used in place of the 100-percent cotton socks, the amount of water absorbed from the sock decreased by 25 percent.