Most people will remember that these wet jeans or dried up jeans had to be surgically removed on more than one occasion, but in current times the number of wet jeans removals in emergency rooms of hospitals have, fortunately, decreased a lot.
However, tight hip-hugging, thong showing jeans, as worn by the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton and Madonna, have also been the subject of a more recent health warning.
A few years ago the Canadian Medical Association Journal received a letter detailing the cases of three women who had developed a nerve condition similar to carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of regularly wearing too tight pants.
This Canadian doctor warned that too tight trousers can squeeze a sensory nerve under the hip bone, causing a tingling, burning sensation called paresthesia. In a statement unlikely to endear himself to fashion-conscious females, he said "low-rise" trousers were not suitable for "heavy women" and suggested that women return to wearing traditional high-waisted jeans or preferably loose dresses...
But it's not only the women that need education. Men, especially the ones that are considering fatherhood, will have to limit their wearing of tight fashion as well. That's because wearing tight pants can cause infertility and damage to the testicles. In the 16th century, Russian peasants actually used bearskin pants as a method of birth control.