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Friday, January 7, 2011

A Bra for Emergencies?

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Finding the right bra really can change your life. The Emergency Bra, created by radiation-exposure expert Dr. Elena Bodnar, doubles as a protective garment in case of a disaster. For example, the wearer can simply unsnap the bra, separate the cups and place one cup over your head to prevent breathing in dangerous gases. The second cup can then be given to a friend. The Emergency Bra could be beneficial during a forest fire, volcano eruption or biological attack.  A counterpart device for men is currently in the works.

Dr. Bodnar was inspired to create the Emergency Bra after participating in the evacuation of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986. After witnessing the devastating effects of the disaster, Dr. Bodnar wanted to create something that could not only help block radiation particles, but also be readily accessible.

According to the Emergency Bra's website, "The goal of any emergency respiratory device is to achieve tight fixation and full coverage. Luckily, the wonderful design of the bra is already in the shape of a face mask and so with the addition of a few design features, the Emergency Bra enhances the efficiency of minimizing contaminated bypass air flow."  

To learn more about the Emergency Bra, please read “In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra”.
- Samantha Bradbeer
Junior Girl
Girl Museum, Inc.

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