IB Times: Lack of Studies, Questionable Safety of Full Body Airport X-Rays Continue to Raise Alarm

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    International Business Times: Lack of Studies, Questionable Safety of Full Body Airport X-Rays Continue to Raise Alarm

    A dearth of studies, along with lingering questions about their safety are leading more U.S. passengers to opt out of walking through powerful backscatter X-ray machines used by Transportation Security Administration officials at some airport checkpoints. Instead, more passengers are choosing the pat-down option, despite the TSA's horrible reputation for it, because they figure that's still safer than being exposed to the radiation emitted by the backscatter machines.

    That concern was summarized by Yolanda Marin-Czachor recently in an interview with The New York Times. She told the paper she usually opted for the pat-downs before she got pregnant, but is insistent on avoiding the radiation-emitting machines altogether now.

    "I had two miscarriages before this pregnancy," Marin-Czachor, 34, of Green Bay, Wis., told the paper, "and one of the first things my doctor said was: 'Do not go through one of those machines. There have not been any long-term studies. I would prefer you stay away from it.'"
     
  2. It makes me sick to my stomach to think of all the pregnant women who have submitted to these machines.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Won't see any pushback until babies are born looking like mutant butterflies from Fukushima.
     
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