Protection Levels

Protection Levels

Xenolite NL (No-Lead)
Xenolite NL garments are made from lead-free, super-lightweight 2-element composite. Xenolite NL is recyclable and safe for non-hazardous disposal. Lead-vinyl is 40% heavier.

Standard medical x-ray protection levels available include 0.50, 0.35 and 0.25 mm Pb.

Front/back protection is usually in the following combinations: 0.50/0.35, 0.50/0.25, 0.35/0.35, 0.35/0.25 & 0.25/0.25.

Worldwide, the minimum protection for medical use is 0.25 mm Pb.

In Europe and other countries adopting IEC 61331-3, the “light-duty” is 0.25 mm Pb, “heavy-duty” minimum 0.35 mm Pb (front).

*Important Information

Vest & Skirts
There is 50% of the stated mm Pb in each front panel of the Skirt. To achieve the stated level of protection, the Skirt must be worn fully overlapped.

Full Overwrap Apron
There is 50% of the stated mm Pb in each front panel of the Apron. To achieve the stated level of protection, the Apron must be worn fully overlapped.