Radiation Protection Apron Core Materials

Which Apron Core Material is Right for You?

Each apron is available in Ultralight Lead-Free, Lightweight Lead, or Standard Lead, all with choice of 0.5 mm or 0.35 mm Pb-equivalent front protection (certain apron styles offer additional 0.25 mm or 0.17 mm Pb-equivalent back protection depending on front protection selected). 

Core Material Comparison Chart

Core Material Front Protection* Front/Back Protection* Composition Procedure Length Disposal Requirements
Ultralight Lead-Free
Best Seller!
7.5 lbs.
18% lighter^
11.1 lbs.
18% lighter^
Bismuth and antimony Long
(2+ hours)
Environmentally friendly
(no special disposal)
Lightweight Lead
Lightest Lead!
7.8 lbs.
15% lighter^
11.5 lbs.
15% lighter^
Lead and antimony Short to medium
(1-2 hours)
Requires special disposal or recycling
Standard Lead
9.2 lbs. 13.5 lbs. 100% lead Short
(under 1 hour)
Requires special disposal or recycling
 * Product weight based on a 0.5 mm Pb-equivalent apron, Medium.
 ^ Percentage lighter based on weight of Standard Lead garment.