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Airport Body Scanner Radiation Levels 10 Times Higher than Expected

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 …

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Group Demands Immediate Halt of Full-Body Airport Scanners

By David Kravets Email Author November 2, 2010 A leading privacy group is urging a federal appeals court to suspend the government’s program of introducing full-body imaging machines at airports across the country. The Transportation Security Administration began deploying 450 of them in March to dozens of airports nationwide. “The …

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Airport body scanners may cause cancer: Scientist – The Economic Times

LONDON: At a time when airports around the globe are planning to install full body scanners to maximise security, the US Congress has been warned that the X-ray imaging could increase the risk of skin cancer in air passengers. The body scanners emit radiation up to 20 times more powerful …

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Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues?

Jason Knowles March 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Critics call it an invasion of privacy, but most passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport told ABC 7 the full body scanner is OK because it improves safety. The high-tech security system called the Advanced Imaging Technology Unit is being used in United’s …

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