FUK’D: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Continues, Japanese Designers Make Lead Underwear
2013 10 21
Red Ice Creations
Attention Fashion Forward Fukushima Workers
Here’s some lead underwear for you, and a carbon swimsuit. If the radiation doesn’t kill you while swimming, your 7 lbs of underwear will certainly drown you.
But the situation at Fukushima is ’contained’, so what are we even worrying about, right?
Got your carbon wetsuit ready? You’re going to need it:
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Lead-based underwear designed in Japan to help fight Fukushima disaster
A Japanese company has invented carbon wetsuits and lead-based underwear that can protect against radiation amid the growing aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It comes as Japan fights to stop the flow of radioactive water leaking into the sea.
Three of the Fukushima plant’s nuclear reactors were damaged by an earthquake-triggered tsunami on March 11, 2011, which led to a nuclear disaster. The plant has been accumulating radioactive water ever since.
Designed in an effort to protect Fukushima clean-up workers, Osaka-based swimwear company Yamamoto Corporation unveiled the anti-radiation garments on Thursday.
The company claims that the wetsuit made from stretchy rubberized kneaded carbon can stop 100 percent of beta radiation.
The swimwear - which weighs only three kilograms - is completely fused so the contaminated water cannot seep through. The suit therefore protects the person wearing it from aftermath illnesses such as cancer, according to its makers.
Yamamoto Corporation is also working on lead-based underwear which protects the lower part of the spine and abdomen from harmful gamma rays. The underwear’s weight is 3.4 kilograms. [7.5 lbs]
Read the full article at: rt.com
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