As I often do, I hit Wikipedia to research this one. I’m the king of sloppy-ass, single source research when it comes to getting just enough info to flesh out a strip. But the article on radiation poisoning was pretty interesting.
I think this clip was intended to be futuristic. This was drawn to be something like a post-apocalyptic high-tech armored rad suit for going into mutant country. But I’m using it a modern context, part of some kind of special operations team.
Again, for a comic strip, the accuracy bar is just not that high.