Japan company sells anti-H1N1 suit

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  1. irahat

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    If the new swine flu vaccine doesn't give you the right dose of inner peace, there's another layer of protection at your disposal.

    The suit comes from Japan, and is aimed at the busy business man.

    It's the brain child of Japanese menswear company Haruyama Trading.

    They say the suit is coated with titanium dioxide- a chemical commonly used in toothpaste and cosmetics-that breaks down when reacting with light and supposedly kills the virus upon contact.

    Shinto Hirata, vice director of merchandising at Haruyama, says the suit is proven to kill 40 percent of the latest flu virus in about three hours.


    Despite the new layer of protection, the suit seems fairly similar to others worn by Japanese white-collar workers. It comes in four colours and styles and costs around 590 dollars.

    The company says it will even retain its protective capability after being washed multiple times. Japan, like many other places in Asia, has been gripped by swine flu since its outbreak a year ago.

    According to the World Health Organization, more than 340,000 people have been infected with H1N1 worldwide and the disease is responsible for 4,100 deaths.
     
  2. Fergal

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    That's a very clever move by the company. The swine flu epidemic is huge news all over the world. Lots of people are concerned by it and will spend money on anything that helps reduce the risk of infection. A business person who decides to buy one of these suits, probably won't just buy one of them. They won't want to wear the same suit everyday. The company could do very well out of this.

    There have already been a number of Swine Flu related deaths in Japan and people are scared. Especially people who wear suits and travel to work on Japan's busy subways and spend time in packed urban areas. One difficulty with the suit however, is the fact that flu is mostly contracted by breathing in the germs, from an infected person. I'm not sure if the suits can do much to combat that.

    For anyone who can read Japanese, you might be interested in visiting the company's website - http://www.haruyama.co.jp/.

    On a related note I also read that Nissan are installing body temperature machines at their factory in Japan, to prevent flu sufferers from infecting others. Japanese people are known for their diligence and many of them will make a big effort to work through illness. These machines will detect if any worker has a temperature greater than 38 degrees and these workers will be refused admission into the factory, in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading.
     
  3. Artee

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    We should have seen that comming - all the cool gizmos from science fictions movies have started becoming reality since 1990. First - Iron Man suit, now - Medical, auto-healing suit. All we need is iPod that could be connected to brain :)
     
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    I don't think its going to catch on though!

    Ed
     
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    The new outbreak of H1N1 just happended in europe countries, this type of suits may have in great demands if it really able to protect wearers from the diseases. The news saying that now the H1N1 suspected may already be mutated, don't know this suits still good in protect from it or not?
     
  6. Joe Maritez

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    Do you really believe that this swine flu 'PANDEMY' is real? Google it, see what scam it is.
     

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