Airport Radiation And Your Health

Airport security check point with metal detector

A new threat, using another level of security scare, is being used to expose the flying population to either excessive ionizing radiation or ultra high frequency radiation. Thanks to the attempted airliner bombing on Christmas 2009, TSA Security Laboratory Director Susan Hallowell recently announced the agency’s intent to use back-scatter X-ray machines for passenger surveillance. Obviously we need to refine our screening techniques to provide maximum safety for our air travel. However, these X-ray machines penetrate a few centimeters into the skin and reflect back a naked body image. While some will view this as a privacy violation, this is […]

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The Truth About Backscatter X-Rays And Airport Security

Nearly a year ago I wrote an article about the dangerous and invasive TSA backscatter x-ray machines being used at a few major airports.  I warned of the risks these machines pose to both our health and our dignity.  The issue has obviously escalated.  There are now 350 full-body, backscatter x-ray scanners being utilized in 70 American airports, with an expected 650 more projected to be in operation by the end of 2011.  I encouraged people to opt out of the machine line and undergo a physical pat-down, but it would appear that TSA’s disregard for human sovereignty extends into […]

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