New Airport X-Ray Scanners May Be Dangerous to Your Health

By 2011, two thirds of U.S. airline passengers will step through a new Rapiscan X-ray machines. But some are concerned about the unprecedented radiation this will cause.

Half of the machines that are back-scatter scanners, meaning they use low-energy X-rays to look beneath passengers' clothes.

Gizmodo reports:

“That has many scientists very concerned. A group headed by a ... says that any ionizing radiation can potentially lead to chromosome damage and, eventually, cancer. He and his colleagues have written a letter to the President's science advisor urging for further studies on the effects of radiation from the new scanners.”

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