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Japan Fukushima Radiation Proof Underwear Hits The Market

TheFaceintheclouds

Published on 23 Oct 2013

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A swimwear company in Japan will soon release radiation-proof underwear and swimsuits. The radiation fallout from Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan continues to concern local residents. Now, a swimwear company in the country plans to release radiation-proof underwear and swimwear. Priced at about 800 dollars a pair, the undergarments promise added defense against harmful rays. As far as comfort goes, there’s probably none to be had as the carbon-embedded rubber garment weighs over 7 pounds. It’s not very stylish, either, but given that they were designed to protect those working in the contaminated areas near Fukushima, aesthetics aren’t likely high on the list of concerns. Both it and the wetsuit-like swimwear made of the same radiation-blocking material are intended to add an extra layer of protection beneath the standard garb. What most differentiates them from other items on the market is the level of defense they offer. Said the manufacturer, “The clothes which protect from two kinds of radiation – beta and gamma rays – … are the first development of such kind in the world.” The swimwear is said to block nearly 100 percent of the beta variety. Being exposed to radiation can lead to a number of serious health conditions, including cancer.

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October 23, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. nothing like ripping off the frightened consumer. There is no such thing as radiation proof underwear or swim suits. Even the white suits that radiation workers wear are not “radiation proof”; they just allow you to prevent getting any radioactive particles on to the skin, Radiation proof means that radiation can not penetrate and gamma radiation, the only radiation capable of penetrating the skin can not be stopped by any kind of fabric unless it is woven out of thick strands of lead or perhaps, oh, yes, depleted uranium, which is also an excellent shielding material since it is extremely high density and absorbs radiation! I wonder if Chris Busby or Arnold Gundersen owns shares in this rip off Japanese company. They certainly like to do the same thing, rip off the frightened consumer.

    Comment by Roger | October 23, 2013 | Reply

  2. bugger!! i just bought a set for paddling near dartmoor UK.. wish you had posted earlier.. 🙂
    hope all is well..
    i hope you researched your claims of busby and arnies connection to this underwear company.. i would appreciate the links..

    DU supported underwar? how about titanium woven then..?? the chinese have loads of it..

    Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 23, 2013 | Reply


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