By BILL RADFORD
The gas we pass may cause others to snicker, hold their noses or even flee the room.
Although we all suffer gaseous emissions from time to time- hey, it wasn’t me! – flatulence is more of a problem for some than others. Often it’s just a matter of controlling diet. But such conditions as irritable bowel syndrome, certain medications and lactose intolerance can result in excessive or especially foul-smelling flatulence – and thus extreme social embarrassment.
Pueblo-based Under-Tec Corp. offers help with Under-Ease – “protective underwear for flatulence.”
The company’s motto: “Wear them for the ones you love.”
“We get a lot of jokes,” acknowledges Buck Weimer, company president and inventor of Under-Ease. “But we don’t have any doubt that this is a serious product that serves a purpose.”