360 Gamma Radiation Shield for Defense
Whole body HAZMAT suits are effective for alpha and beta radiation protection but do nothing to block externally-penetrating gamma radiation. The 360 Gamma radiation shield complements these suits by providing selective shielding to the most vulnerable tissues in the body, thereby preventing Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS). The StemRad 360 Gamma is the world’s only effective PPE for gamma radiation. It provides necessary protection for military personnel performing mission-critical tasks while operating in the most dangerous CBRNe environments. Whether on the front lines of battle or while protecting the Homeland, military personnel may be exposed to harmful gamma radiation in a variety of scenarios including: nuclear weapon detonation, radiological dispersal device (RDD) and nuclear reactor operations. Today, with this technology, we are able to better mitigate these threats.
Nuclear Weapon Detonation
Radiological Dispersal Device
Nuclear Reactor Incidents
In the event of exposure to high doses of radiation, the leading cause of death is damage to the individual’s bone marrow, the body’s blood factory. In the event of protracted exposures to low doses, cancer may emerge in radiation- sensitive organs. The 360 Gamma selectively and effectively shields the bone marrow and other stem cell rich organs in the abdominal and pelvic regions such as the ovaries, colon and bladder. This is the only way to provide meaningful protection while remaining mobile. Whole body solutions offer little to no protection from penetrating radiation such as gamma rays as they would have to weigh a quarter of a ton to do so. Accordingly, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, stated the following in it’s 2015 report on Severe Accident Management:
“While whole body shielding is inherently heavy, partial body shielding is lighter in weight and selectively shields tissues of increased radiosensitivity (i.e. bone marrow) with substantial amounts of shielding material to protect hematopoietic functions; therefore, potentially preventing the acute health effects of exposure to gamma radiation (i.e. Acute Radiation Syndrome -ARS)”.
Worn around the pelvic area and supported by an ergonomic harness, the 360 Gamma enables both mobility and protection so that soldiers are able to accomplish their mission safely and efficiently.
“ StemRad has developed radiation protection for the day prevention fails. ”
MADE FOR THE OPERATOR
Tested against Cs-137
100% Flame Resistant
Full Mobility and Ergonomics