Body scanners opt out intimidating

If you insist on giving a reason at all, for god knows why...Just to mention that the sources of microwave radiation listed above are non-ionising radiation.

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But at a Senate hearing of a different committee last week, Pistole said he had since received a draft report on the machines by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, or IG, that might render the independent study unnecessary.

“My strong belief is those types of machines are still completely safe,” Pistole said.

The head of the Transportation Security Administration has backed off a public commitment to conduct a new independent study of X-ray body scanners used at airport security lanes around the country.

Earlier this month, a Pro Publica/PBS News Hour investigation found that the TSA had glossed over research that the X-ray scanners could lead to a small number of cancer cases.

The scanners emit low levels of ionizing radiation, which has been shown to damage DNA.

In addition, several safety reviewers who initially advised the government on the scanners said they had concerns about the machines being used, as they are today, on millions of airline passengers.

Not only their comments, but also some basic info/comments I've seen online.

As @Loren mentioned, I've heard the backscatter scanners still have medical issues around them still, but not so much the millimetre wave ones.

If there is some real reason to be concerned still about the millimetre wave scanners I'd be happy to see some research/evidence to back it up. The only reasonable (I travel pretty frequently, so it's more than once every free months, unfortunately.

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