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Old 11-18-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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A Californian university professor of biochemistry said the Obama administration's claim that full-body scanners pose no health risks to air travellers is in "error".

The administration's defence of the controversial machines, which use x-rays to perform what critics have dubbed naked strip searches, has "many misconceptions, and we will write a careful answer pointing out their errors", said John Sedat, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Body scanners have 'mutagenic effects' - Security - News (http://www.zdnet.com.au/body-scanners-have-mutagenic-effects-339307191.htm?omnRef=NULL - broken link)
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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No surprise to me. They use ionizing radiation which is already known ot be cancer-causing. There is NO safe level of unneccessary radiation exposure.
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