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Old 11-26-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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How about radiation from the sun?
Yes, solar is very low-level radiation [much lower than back-scatter technology] and will increase your odds of developing skin cancer if you spend a lot of time exposing your skin to the sun.

Your point?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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OK, here is some perspective:
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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OK, here is some perspective:
Yes the FDA explains that TSA backscatter devices use both x-ray radiation and millimeter wave radiation.

They say it produces "extremely low dose of ionizing radiation to the person being screened" without saying how much in any quantitative terms.

The article does go on to explain how much is allowed, but without mention of how much the backscatter devices do radiate.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Yes the FDA explains that TSA backscatter devices use both x-ray radiation and millimeter wave radiation.

They say it produces "extremely low dose of ionizing radiation to the person being screened" without saying how much in any quantitative terms.

The article does go on to explain how much is allowed, but without mention of how much the backscatter devices do radiate.
They also keep saying on the news that they are the only way that they can detect something hidden in a body cavity . That ain't something that doesn't penetrate past the skin. Someone is lying

Land of the free and home of the brave, well once, but not anymore. We are not the land of the crybabies and cowards.
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Yes the FDA explains that TSA backscatter devices use both x-ray radiation and millimeter wave radiation.

They say it produces "extremely low dose of ionizing radiation to the person being screened" without saying how much in any quantitative terms.

The article does go on to explain how much is allowed, but without mention of how much the backscatter devices do radiate.
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Backscatter technology uses extremely weak X-rays delivering less than 10 microRem of radiation per scan ─ the radiation equivalent one receives inside an aircraft flying for two minutes at 30,000 feet.
That's from the American College of Radiology. (ACR Statement on Airport Full-body Scanners and Radiation (http://www.acr.org/MainMenuCategories/media_room/FeaturedCategories/PressReleases/StatementonAirportFullbodyScanners.aspx - broken link))
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