It seems as if the debate and occasional controversy over the health effects of cellphones on humans refuses to go bed. In response to an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 2011 claim that mobile phones are possibly carcinogenic and a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court in 2013 that there is a definite link between using a cellphone and brain tumors,
Gary Lenett and partner Steven SalDebus offer DU/ER Performance Denim. This unique denim fabric, tailored into jeans, will allegedly protect wearers’ vital organs from the electromagnetic dangers of keeping cellphones in their pockets. DU/ER Performance Denim essentially stops cellphone rays from penetrating skin on the other side of the denim pocket. The jeans’ pockets are made of very-thin silver and copper wires spun into cotton yarns and woven into the denim fabric.
In addition to radiation protection, Lenett and Sal Debus offer another proprietary creation dubbed L2X denim. Infused with what they call Coolmax fibers, the denim performs moisture wicking and has the ability make the jeans wearer feel cooler in hot environments and warmer when the temperature drops.
DU/ER jeans were originally offered only in men's indigo. Now the cell phone feature is available in men's black denim as well as in women's jeans in indigo and black. Additionally DU/ER jeans are available in slim and relaxed fits for men and a skinny fit for women. The jeans are currently sold through Kickstarter for $98 and will eventually retail for $160 after the project ends on October 28, 2014.
Well, it seems like another great idea for those who fear their mobile phones. These jeans may or may not be as effective as lead underwear in blocking radiation, but they are probably more comfortable and safer. ~MD