Safety issues: whole-body airport scanners

January 18, 2010

On January, the 8th, an article appeared in Diagnostic Imaging, which analyzes the safety issues concerning whole-body airport scanners. Since the attempted attack inside an airplane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit last December, most airports are planning to install whole-body scanners to scan passengers. However, not much is really known about the health risks.
You can read more about the research conducted so far, in the following two articles:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/CancerPreventionAndTreatment/experts-radiation-fears-full-body-scans-unfounded/story?id=9476542&page=1
http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.5294

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