(NaturalNews) In response to the continuing Fukushima nuclear crisis, an Osaka-based company has developed several articles of clothing that effectively block radiation. In addition to conventional anti-radiation gear, the garments add an extra layer of protection for workers at the plant. Yet, for those who can afford the price tag, the private sector may benefit from the line of clothing as well. Yamamoto Corporation, a Japanese swimsuit maker, began manufacturing and selling the garments last month.
For a mere $825, you too can have radiation-proof underwear
Developed to block dangerous gamma and beta rays, the clothing has unique features that are specific to different types of radiation. Ecouterre
"The lead underwear is a diaper-like swath that covers the genitals, abdomen and lower spine, which are particularly susceptible to gamma radiation. The wetsuit is made from a special synthetic rubber material fortified with carbon to block beta rays that are found in contaminated water. Seams are completely fused so no water can seep and the suit has double protection around the feet and ankles. Both items are lightweight and flexible so they are not uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time while working."
Yamamoto claims that the wetsuit made of rubberized carbon blocks 100 percent of beta radiation. At 3 kilograms, it's heavier than a standard wetsuit, but it prevents water seepage in addition to illness and cancer.
Before dismissing the clothing as only for those working in and around radioactive areas, people who swim or surf in the Pacific Ocean may find the extra protection useful in light of the continued pollution from Fukushima. According to the article "The evidence is clear: Fukushima radiation
is still tearing up West Coast of USA":
"There will most certainly be a major uptick in cancer rates due to the Fukushima incident, as the Japan Meteorological Agency's Meteorological Research Institute estimates that some 60 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and strontium are being dumped into the Pacific Ocean every single day. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) also admits that as much as 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have been released into the Pacific since the disaster began."
Protection doesn't come cheap, however. The wetsuit sells for 105,000 yen (US $1,072), while the underwear is priced at 80,850 yen (US $825).Sources:http://www.ecouterre.comhttp://www.yamamoto-bio.comhttp://www.telegraph.co.ukhttp://www.naturalnews.comhttp://science.naturalnews.comAbout the author:
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