X-ray body scanners at airports have been banned by Brussels amid fears they could cause cancer.
Airport scanners banned by EU The scanners, introduced in 2009, are also said by critics to be too invasive
The devices, widely criticised because they make passengers who go through them appear naked, emit low doses of radiation.
The EU has now told member states not to install them until a scientific assessment of the risks has been carried out.
Manchester airport, which has 16 of the £80,000 machines and bars anyone refusing a scan from boarding a flight, has been told it can continue using them for another year.
Chicago airport to get full-body scanners
Chicago airline passengers will now be treated like terrorist suspects by a criminally controlled government
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — One of Chicago’s airports will soon have full-body scanners as part of security measures.
Body-scanners will be installed in airports in Chicago and Boston over the next two weeks, according to a Homeland Security Department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The rest of the 150 new machines will be installed before June.
The body-scanners were purchased as part of the stimulus plan announced by President Barack Obama in February 2009.
The Obama administration said the scanners will improve airport security and the president said more should be purchased after the botched terror attack on a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.
The government may have set up the Christmas day attack as a way to sell these body scanners to the American people.
It doesn’t seem possible to have full body scanning machines designed and ready in only two months and I don’t see how this can possibly be stimulating the economy.
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