TSA machines may irradiate your junk unless you've got Rocky Flats Gear (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Given the controversy over TSA body scan machines, it was only a matter of time before someone would come up with a way to capitalize -- and that someone is Jeff Buske, creator of Rocky Flats Gear, a collection of undergarments designed to "STOP INVASIVE, DANGEROUS AIRPORT X-RAYS" from zapping your special places.
An Associated Press story on Rocky Flats Gear focuses on the privacy afforded by Buske's products, which feature shields (a number of them shaped like fig leaves) intended to cover assorted nipples and gonads. But the home page of his site puts the emphasis on safety in the following passage:
Rocky Flats Gear ™ is the US manufacture of a revolutionary flexible, attractive, lightweight, Lead (Pb) free, radiation shielding garments for individuals. Our emphasis is on protecting the traveling public, airline, medical, and security professionals from radiation generated by security and medical imaging equipment. Our novel products can protect tissues from a broadband of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation generated by imaging equipment and natural sources. For the first time, radiological shields are attractive, durable, affordable, fun, and comfortable to wear.
Background radiation has increased over the decades from atomic weapons testing, coal power plants (thorium-40 emissions), industrial accidents, medical/security imaging, and use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions putting us all at greater cancer risk and generational DNA damage. We are bathed in radiation from a variety of sources both natural and man-made, we are trying to do our small part to improve general health and enhance dignity. Thank you for your interest in our products.
Page down below to see an assortment of Rocky Flats Gear products, as well as the company's video pitch:
Rocky Flats Gear men's brief with leaf.
A "radiograph" of a men's brief, to illustrate its protective qualities.
A black brief with fig leaf.
A bra insert assortment.
The packaging for men's briefs.
The white briefs' design.
Rocky Flats Gear video:
More from our News archive: "Philip Greaves: Amazon dumps Pueblo author's The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.