Are your First Responders equipped for nuclear and radiological threats in 2021?

Dalia Paratore

After a year of lockdown throughout most of the world, now in 2021 the world continues to have its nuclear and radioactive threats. According to the Pentagon, China will double its nuclear arsenal during the next decade. Iran has a stockpile of enriched uranium and a myriad of spinning centrifuges. Terrorism threats expand across Africa, Afghanistan and Yemen. Venezuela is sinking into a deeper mess thanks to Covid-19.

The three main types of nuclear terrorism are:

Nuclear explosives (nuclear bomb), nuclear sabotage (taking over a power plant) and detonation of radiological devices (dirty bombs or RDDs). The number of the FBI’s domestic terrorism investigations has doubled to 2,000 since September 2020. Arrests on charges related to domestic terrorism have also jumped by nearly 70% to 180 in the most recent fiscal year. RDDs are comparatively easier to acquire material for and detonate and for this reason are popular among terrorist groups.

The immediate health effects from exposure are determined by the amount of radiation absorbed by the body, the type of radiation (gamma, beta or alpha), the distance from the radioactive agents and the length of time of exposure. The general population is in danger but much more so are our First Responders and Hazmat crews. We need to ensure that they have access to the highest level of protection.

Many First Responders use Demron radiation suits, vests, shields and blankets. Demron radiation protection is similar to lead shielding, while being lightweight and flexible. Demron is proven by the United States Department of Energy to significantly reduce high energy alpha and beta radiation and reduce low energy gamma radiation. Plus, our suits are thermo-conductive (meaning the wearer will not overheat in there as opposed to other suits and will be able to work longer) and are reusable (works well for organizations’ budgets). To find out more contact us at,

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