Radiation therapy is a vital health service. It is used as a primary cancer treatment for malignant cancers and before bone marrow transplants. Health care employees who work around radiation require personal protective equipment to guard their bodies from the damaging effects of repeated exposure to radiation and x-rays. A variety of different types of protective equipment is available.
X-ray aprons are available in both leaded and lead-free styles. They are no longer the dull grey drape, but are now sold in colorful and unique patterns and fabrics. They are available in a range of sizes and shapes to meet individual needs. Lead-free aprons are friendly to the environment while still providing 0.50 mm radiation protection levels.