Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Airport scanner radiation

  • About 250 of the machines, known as backscatter units, have been installed at 29 airports across of walking through a full-body scanner 47 times a day for a full year.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • A new government report is urging the public not to worry about the safety of full-body X-ray machines at airports, saying a person would have to pass through one dozens of times a day for a year before reaching annual radiation limits.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON (CNN) — Studies by the U.S.
  • ( Milwaukee)
  • Washington (CNN)-- Studies by the U.S.
  • (CNN)
  • The rest of the 630 full-body scanners at 150 airports use millimeter-wave technology the machines to ensure that passengers arent exposed to higher levels of radiation.
  • (USA Today)
  • A federal report the Department of Homeland Security plans to release today urges the Transportation Security Administration to improve training and safety policies involving airport security scanners that emit radiation.
  • (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • Radiation levels emitted from backscatter imaging units installed with 247 units currently operating in 39 commercial airports around the country.
  • (HSToday)
  • Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is calling for an independent study of airport scanner machines after a new Department of Homeland Security inspector general report found the machines emit safe amounts of radiation.
  • (Federal Times)
  • Can the radiation from airport scanners cause a miscarriage? The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the U.S. Army Public Health Command dont think so, but a U.S. senator from Maine is calling for a new test, just to be safe.
  • (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • The new body scanners at Louisville International Airport employ wave millimeter technology The technology does not employ radiation and is said to impose on the body 1/10,000th the amount of energy put out by a typical cell phone.
  • (Courier-Journal)

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