Friday, October 02, 2009

in case of an emergency, put your bra on your face


CNet news--

The humble bra.

Most women hate them. However, Elena Bodnar, who got her start as a scientist in the Ukraine has come up with a new reason to like them.

In 1986, she witnessed the devastating effects of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster, and among other things and she noticed, was that women were wearing bras that were more "Lacey" than they were lifesaving.

Her designs gave a new twist to the "convertible" bra, which not only looks fashionable, but also doubles as a gas mask.

Bodnar claims that her intervention could have prevented people from breathing the iodine-131 in the wake of Chernobyl.
A bra garment comprising: a plurality of detachable cup sections, each of the cup sections having: (a) a filter device; (b) a first portion positionable adjacent to a first central area of a user's chest; (c) a second portion positionable adjacent to a second outer area of the user's chest adjacent to an underarm; and (d) a valve device.


now here's a visual... you go to work for a new company such as a chemical company, and one of the first things that they do is they fit you for a gas mask.

I'll let you fill in the blanks on that conversation...

picture courtesy of CNet news.com

5 Comments:

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I'd hate to see the men's version.

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