To protect body’s vital organs from radiation exposure during x-ray examinations, patients wear lead aprons. It is not just advisable for younger patients, but should also be used by adult patients, dentists, and medical practitioners who are undergoing the procedure.
Adult lead aprons are made with a good quality rubber exterior and lead that follows the shape of a hospital apron. There are two types of lead used for the aprons which are standard lead and lead composite. Standard lead is %100 lead which is heavy. On the other hand, lead composite is lead based alloy which makes a lead apron reduce its’ weight of up to %25 for easier and more convenient use.