Radiation-Proof Clothing Protects Against Environmental Dangers
Japanese disaster workers could soon be wearing lead-based underwear and carbon wetsuits.
Japanese swimwear company Yamamoto Corporation have created a line of clothing that includes wetsuits and underwear to protect people from harmful radiation. What seems like a clever marketing stunt is actually an effort to protect clean-ups crews still working on the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The radiation-proof range of clothing includes a wetsuit made from rubberized kneaded carbon, a material which the company claims can stop 100% of beta radiation. Weighing in at just 3 kilograms, the suit is more rigid than a regular wetsuit to prevent seepage, as well as illness and cancer.