Nicholas Bentel, a designer from New York, joined the army of fighters with environmental pollution. The Aerochromics shirt series developed by him is not only a garment with an original black and white pattern, but also an indicator of air pollution around us.
The series includes shirts that react to the excess of carbon monoxide in the air, excessive dusting and increased levels of radiation. Each of them has its own principle of work.
The chemical composition of the shirt that reacts to carbon monoxide is chemical salts that lose oxygen atoms in their presence and change the color from white to black. When the gas content is reduced, the color of the treated areas is restored and the pattern becomes visible again.
The shirt that reacts to dust is equipped with two sensors and a microcontroller that controls the heating of the ornamental areas covered with thermo-color. When heated, the color of the white areas changes to black.
Clothing that signals a change in the pattern for radioactive radiation is still under development, but it is known that it will work on the basis of chemical dyes. Changes in her drawing will be one-time, the shirt can not be returned to its original state.
The cost of shirts, indicating the radioactive radiation, will be $ 650, and for the other two models you will have to pay $ 500. The high price suggests that this line of clothing is more a way to attract attention to the problem of environmental pollution than just fashionable shirts.