When lead aprons are folded or creased it can make the slightest cracks. These cracks allow radiation to pass through the lead apron, exposing you to harmful radiation. To prevent exposure it is recommended to hang your lead aprons on lead apron racks or hooks. Lead apron racks are constructed with high-quality material to allow for many years of use.
If a lead apron has the slightest crack, it is considered no good and should be properly disposed. Since medical facilities are typically fast-paced environments, they don’t need to spend more time and money on additional lead aprons. Lead apron racks will help cut down on having to re-purchase lead aprons due to cracks and damages.
Lead apron racks come in all sorts of styles and sizes to accommodate your work space. Our garment style apron storage rack is a popular option which allows for a 300 lb. weight capacity and is equipped with heavy-duty casters for excellent mobility. The spyder apron rack is unique in that it can store up to eight lead aprons and three pairs of lead gloves. This rack is constructed of solid steel, equipped with casters for transportation and can hold a weight capacity of 200 lbs.
Remember, you can prolong the life of your lead aprons by taking proper care of them. If you have any questions regarding this post, please feel free to comment below.