Airport scanners: really a health risk?
Added: Monday 4 June 2012
The European Commission has just published the opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and
Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) on the health effects of
security scanners for passenger screening based on X-ray technology
radiation). In brief: the Committee concluded that scanners using backscatter radiation represent little risk to health, but scanners using transmission radiation are more of a concern, particularly if used routinely on frequent flyers.
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