Nuclear protection suit, Radiation Suit – Do You Need a Hazmat Suit for Radiation?
What is Radiation?
Radiation is “ the energy radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles.” Protection against radiation is a complicated task. Scientists differentiate ionizing radiation hazards from radioactive, contaminated particle or liquid hazards. Particle radiation includes electron, proton, and neutron beams produced by splitting unstable atoms from plutonium and uranium, as in a nuclear reactor or a nuclear bomb. Special garments are designed to protect you from the radioactive, contaminated hazards. However, it is important to understand that no suit will protect you against ionizing radiation hazards (gamma rays, X-rays, radioactive particles: alpha or beta). For example, if you’re standing next to a uranium reactor, a safety suit will not shield you against the ionizing radiation, but it can stop small bits of radioactive dust from getting on your skin. Safety garments are designed to minimize the penetration of radioactive airborne particles and prevent their contact with your skin. Protective suits keep radioactive isotopes out of your body, but cannot shield you against the ionizing radiation.
What will protect you against the ionizing radiation?
The standard protocol indicates that a shield made of 6.6 feet of concrete, or 1.3 feet of lead, can block the ionizing radiation.
What should you do when the radioactive emergency is announced?
Leave the area immediately, or if it is not possible, stay inside, close all doors and windows, and take a shower to wash off any radioactive particles. In addition, put on a hazmat suit and other types of PPE, such as respirators, goggles, gloves, and footwear.
What can hazmat suits do for you?
The protective suits can protect you from the Liquid, Gas and particles hurt including chemicals, biological agents, or radioactive materials.” With the 100% waterproof zipper and US patented airtight zippers SZIP Easyproof, you are guaranteed and fully protected from hurt.
Although HazMat suits are typically used by firefighters, paramedics, and other personnel cleaning up contaminated areas, some of our customers who are not working in toxic environments are willing to have these suits at home to protect themselves in case of emergency involving Hazardous Materials and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) substances.
SZIP offers varying degrees of water and air resistance zippers. Airtight/Watertight zippers provide solutions in situations where access is needed, but also where an effective barrier between water, gases, chemicals, liquids, and/or other substances is important. For example, compartments in shipping, aircraft, or civil engineering works, and covers over fermentation vats and water stores are excellent places for a SZIP Airtight/Watertight zipper. Of course, survival suits, including dry suits, firefighter suits, and chemical suits are also ideal candidates for these zippers.