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Demron is a radiation-shielding fabric. Weight-for-weight the material has slightly lower radiation protection than lead shielding, however being flexible.[1] It is essentially particles of metal embedded in a polyethylene-based material.[2] The manufacturer claims it's a "liquid metal".[3] It is roughly three to four times more expensive than a conventional lead apron, but can be treated like a normal fabric for cleaning, storage and disposal.[4] More recent uses for Demron include certified first responder hazmat suits as well as tactical vests.

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  1. ^ "Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) - Research Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Radiation-proof fabric developed". Associated Press. 2002-11-14. Retrieved 2006-10-24.

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