In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, what protective garment has one manufacturer developed?

Answer: radiation-proof underwear

by News Staff / November 6, 2013

Since the 2011 meltdown, the effects of the disaster have mounted, with increasing reports of health risks and dangers caused by the leak of radioactive material. A special kind of underwear and wetsuit made of synthetic rubber will allow wearers who must continue to be exposed to beta and gamma rays to gain some modicum of protection. The underwear will cost about $800 when it is made available later this month.