Posts Tagged "body scanner"

Medical doctors speak out about why they avoid naked body scanners at airports

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) For those still contemplating whether or not the radiation emitted from airport naked body scanners is serious enough to avoid, you may be interested to know that many doctors routinely “opt out” and choose the full-body pat down instead because they recognize the inherent dangers associated with any level of radiation exposure. A recent CNN piece explains that for many doctors, avoiding all sources of radiation whenever possible is just the smart thing to do. Throughout the past year, NaturalNews has covered many stories related to...

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TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

  http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/tsa-radiation-test-bungling/#   The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results. The TSA, which has deployed at least 500 body scanners to at least 78 airports, said Tuesday the machines meet all safety standards and would remain in operation despite a “calculation error” in safety studies. The flawed results showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected. At least one flier group, the...

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