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Underwear invention protects privacy at airport

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In this undated product image provided by Rocky Flats Gear, a variety of the company's radiation shielding underwear is shown. In this undated product image provided by Rocky Flats Gear, a variety of the company's radiation shielding underwear is shown.

DENVER (AP) — It's a special kind of underwear — with a strategically placed fig leaf design — and a Colorado man says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.

Buske of Las Vegas, Nev.-Rocky Flats Gear says the underwear's inserts are thin and conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals do not set off metal detectors.

The men's design has the fig leaf, while the one for women comes in the shape of clasped hands.

It's unclear whether it would lead to an automatic, more intrusive pat down by federal Transportation Security Administration officials.

 

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