They are now being used in department/clothing stores to measure body contours and recommend clothing most likely to fit. Presumably they are MMW machines -- only TSA & Rapiscan seem dumb enough to risk repeating the fluoroscope debacle of the last century. I sure hate seeing them legitimized in this manner. At the same time if they turn out to have harmful health effects, this will make it a lot easier to sue the manufacturers into bankruptcy, as there will be no possible umbrella of governmental immunity for usage in department stores. L.A. Times: Virtual fitting rooms changing the clothes shopping experience: High-tech sizing machines scan customers and offer a list of recommended clothing, eliminating returns and providing manufacturers with real-world data. ... jeans shopper Stephanie Heredia stepped into a booth resembling an airport body scanner. In less than 20 seconds, she walked away with a printout that recommended a dozen denim styles to fit her hourglass-shaped frame ...They're already pondering privacy concerns, including the fact that vendors can change their privacy policies on a whim and the obvious risk that personal imaging data can be stolen and/or resold. The obvious questions is who tested the radiation output from these machines, how did they test it, and what were the results?