Radiation-Resistant Swimwear and Underwear a Reality in Wake of Fukushima Disaster

The worlds first radiation-resistant clothing line. (Image: yamamoto-bio.com)IntelliHub – by Shepard Ambellas

JAPAN (INTELLIHUB) — After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, one can never be too safe, so recently Yamamoto has launched the world’s first radiation-resistant clothing line able to block both radioactive beta and gamma rays.

The outfit comes in 2-parts, an underwear section and a wetsuit like swimwear section as depicted in a recent “press release”.  

When a human is equipped with both sections the suit is quite effective at blocking radiation and will likely usher in a new wave of radiation-resistant clothing. Possibly even stylish trends.

Although the suit is designed for use in radioactive emergency situations as well and may possibly aid divers in future disaster scenarios.

News.CNet.com reported, “It consists of a top and bottom and is made of lead-based fabric. Weighing 7.5 pounds and probably not very comfortable, it will be priced at about $825 when it goes on sale, according to Yamamoto.

Meanwhile, a wet suit-style garment it showed off recently can apparently block nearly 100 percent of beta rays.

Weighing some 6.6 pounds, the swimsuit is made of rubber embedded with carbon to block the radiation. It’s priced at about $1,073 and is slated to go on sale in late November.”[2] 

 

Sources:

[1] Fukushima nuclear power plant contaminated water measures shielding clothes was held a press announcement – Yamamoto-bio.com

[2] Japan unveils $800 radiation-proof underwear – News.CNet.com

Writer Bio:

Shepard AmbellasShepard Ambellas founder, director and editor-in-chief of Intellihub.com, is a researcher, investigative journalist, radio talk show host, activist, and filmmaker. Follow him onTwitter.

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