Study: Low Radiation Risk From Backscatter Scanning Machines?

A report released last month by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine suggests that passengers absorb less radiation from backscatter scanner machines at airport security checkpoints than they do while standing in line at the airport waiting to be scanned and would need to be scanned greater than 22,500 times — you would need to pass through an airport security checkpoint twice per day every day for almost 31 years to receive that many scans — to reach the standard maximum safety yearly dose limit as determined by both the American National Standards Institute and the Health Physics Society. The 24-page report documents…

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