Test results: TSA scanners pose negligible risk to passengers

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Full-body scanners used for security screening at the nation’s airports do not expose passengers to dangerous levels of radiation, according to a new independent analysis of the security devices.”

According to the Times, “The study by the Marquette University College of Engineering concluded that radiation from so-called backscatter scanners passes beyond a passenger’s skin to reach 29 different organs – including the heart and brain. But the radiation levels are considerably lower than those of otherX-ray procedures such as mammograms, the study said.”

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5 Responses to Test results: TSA scanners pose negligible risk to passengers

  1. Sheryl Oder says:

    Did the study consider how many times people were exposed to those machines?

  2. Dr. Walt says:


    You need to click on the link and read the article for details.

    Dr. Walt

  3. Of course, most people do not have weekly mammograms. But many of us are frequent flyers.

  4. Sheryl Oder says:

    Evidently I did not read the last paragraph the first time I read the article.

  5. It can be easy to miss the details in these stories.

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