August 4

Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners : NPR

Privacy isn’t the only concern some have about the new low-energy X-ray scanners introduced at airports across the country. A group of scientists say the amount of radiation the scanners emit may have been understated and wants a more thorough look at the risks of exposing so many travelers to X-ray…
    “The scientists don’t all agree on the nature of the potential risks. For
instance, the UCSF scientists, in their letter to Holdren, worry about
effects such as melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer; immune-system
problems; breast cancer; mutations in sperm cells; and effects on a
developing fetus.”

I’ve gone through one of these once. Looks like I won’t be doing it again.

“Screening is optional, Fanguy points out.”

… for now.    

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