Super suit fights swine flu

A Japanese company, Haruyama Trading Co., has developed a suit over the past year that they claim will protect the wearer from the deadly H1N1 strain of influenza.

The suits are said to look like a normal business suit but are coated in titanium dioxide, a chemical also used in toothpaste and cosmetics.

When this chemical is exposed to light, it kills the flu virus if it has contact with it.

Some 50,000 of these suits went on sale on October 8, retailing for around 398 euros.