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Japanese Anti-Flu Suit Lets Wearers Fight H1N1 in Style

Posted on Oct 7, 2009
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Worried about catching the dreaded swine flu? Need to update your wardrobe with some stylish and tailored work solutions? You can do both with the Haruyama Trading Co.’s dapper new anti-flu business suit, which the company claims protects wearers from the disease. That, or you could smear yourself in toothpaste, which isn’t exactly the best look for the workplace.  —KA

The Telegraph via Gizmodo:

The suit is coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts to light to break down and kill the virus when it comes into contact with it, according to Junko Hirohata. The chemical is a common ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics.

The suit - which is indistinguishable from any other worn by Japan’s legion of “salarymen” - comes in four colours and styles, which are medium grey, charcoal, navy and a grey pinstripe. It will go on sale for about £365.

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By Matthew, October 10, 2009 at 8:16 am Link to this comment
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Now I know what it means to be a “fashion bug”

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By anaman51, October 9, 2009 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment

This is a genuine triumph of science over the corruption of evil disease. I’d write more, but I just discovered a hole in my tin foil hat. Excuse me.

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By NYCartist, October 9, 2009 at 7:28 am Link to this comment

I saw two tourists, on W. 34th St. last week, wearing those white cotton surgical type masks over their nose and mouths.

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