Metal Yoga Pants? MRI Safety Faux Pas

It’s true. Apparently the comfortable, stretch, barely-there yoga pants all girls know and love have metal mesh built into the fabric, which is what helps keep the body dry during exercise.

How metal mesh actually helps prevent sweat is a whole other conundrum.

So Ruby of says, “when I was asked today whether my parents were LuLu Lemon…I thought the MRI technician was a little crazy. But, as you can see, there is in fact metal in the yoga pants…”


It’s important to note what you’re wearing because the MRI is actually one giant magnet. Sure, you should think to take off your glasses and leave your credit cards and phone outside, but you might not think to take note of your clothes.

So, what happens? Your pants rip off and stick to the magnet? No.

“It’ll get hot. Like, second or third degree burn hot. Anywhere your pants, or shirt for that matter, hit.”

And that’s exactly what happened to a woman in Calgary. This is a cautionary tale. Always check the tags of your clothing before entering these machines, just to be safe.

You can read more on Classic Ruby here.

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