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 …Read More »
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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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »