More confirmation of the perils of lightweight “lead” aprons.

Two recent manuscripts (by Fakhoury, et al and Lu, et al) highlight the reduced protection of non-lead aprons, the pervasive problems with labeling compliance and regulations in general, and why we often don’t know if we are shielded.

Not all lightweight lead aprons and thyroid shields are alike (Fakhoury, et al. J Vasc Surg).
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Lightweight lead aprons: The emperor’s new clothes in the angiography suite?
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