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Full-Body Scanners Increase Cancer Risk

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posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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www.prisonplanet.com...



Full-Body Scanners Increase Cancer Risk

There are two types of scanners we will have to endure at the airport; the millimeter-wave scanner and the ‘backscatter’ X-ray scanner. Both emit ‘high-energy’ radiation and are dangerous.

Body scanners have revolutionized the practice of medicine and has saved many lives, but we must question the government’s mandate to have people endure high-energy radiation in a non-life-threatening situation. We must protest the use of full-body scanners on children and young adults as they are at greater-risk of developing brain tumors and cancer from these machines. Cancer and tumors especially in the young will likely increase as more body scanners are being installed on a nationwide scale. There is just no “safe” dose of radiation, 50% of America’s cancers are radiation-induced.

People with medical implants such as pace-makers should also avoid electromagnetic pulse generating body scanners as they can significantly alter the waveform of the pacemaker pulse.

The millimeter wave scanners emit a wavelength of ten to one millimeter called a millimeter wave, these waves are considered Extremely High Frequency (EHF), the highest radio frequency wave produced. EHF runs a range of frequencies from 30 to 300 gigahertz, they are also abbreviated mmW. These waves are also known as tetrahertz (THz) radiation. The force generated from tetrahertz waves is small but the waves can ‘unzip’ or tear apart double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the DNA that could interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.

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Whole body scans of healthy people will create more problems than they solve by exposing healthy people to radiation. The risk for radiation over-exposure may be small for a single subject, but the number subject exposed to airport body scans will increase the risk by the millions. A normal CT scan of the chest is the equivalent of about 100 chest X-rays. Some scanners are equivalent of 440 conventional X-rays. The traditional X-ray machine detects hard and soft materials by the variation in transmission through the target. The backscatter X-ray detects the radiation that reflects back from the target. Several studies have suggested that people have been unnecessarily exposed to radiation from CTs or have received excessive amounts of radiation. A person undergoing a backscatter scan receives approximately 0.005 – 0.009 millirems of radiation. 1 mrem per year is a negligible dose of radiation, and 25 mrem per year from a single source is the upper limit of safe radiation exposure. Widespread overuse of body scanners and variations in radiation caused by different machines could subject many to radiation doses that could ultimately lead to thousands of new cancer cases and deaths.



We now have one more way that the government can ruin your life, or END it.




posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Why doesn't the government do anything?

If this is true, this is the same thing as X-Rays, like in the 1900's, shoe stores had X-Ray machines in their store and it would make picking out shoes more fun for the kids.

We should thing about something else, hmmm



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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There was just an article out of the UK, that says these new scanners are breaking Child Pornography Laws because of the very graphic images they show to the people watching the scanners.
I thought it was a great article. Unfortunately, I cant find the link at this time, but will look for it.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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You'll love this article. if you think cancer is bad - check this out

www.technologyreview.com...



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Thank you for that link. One more way the government can kill us!



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Here is the link you are looking for. I had just read it a few moments ago. Great minds think alike!



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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I read an article lately which stated that half the kids born in the 21st century will get cancer before their eighteenth birthday !!


This can't go on forever. We're doing so much damage on so many levels. If civilization collapsed tomorrow. If all these high-tech devices went out in some cosmic burst, or what have you, we'd still be mutating at incalculable rates due to the plastics, pesticides, and heavy metals which have been spewed all over the place in the last several decades.

Must we trade convenience for death? Does anyone else see absurdity in this?! Funny, how we praise these geniuses for the technological breakthroughs, yet it's now coming to burn us all. I'm not so sure I want to be a whiz at anything anymore. The potential for unknowns is just too great. Moderation, humanity. Get back in line with nature, please. Thank you.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Why doesn't the government do anything?


Perhaps they wish to cut down on the world's population, as the UN has suggested?



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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Get back in line with nature, please. Thank you.


I couldn't agree more.
I've been an organic gardener all my life, and the only produce our children and grandchildren eat is from our huge garden. We jar and freeze enough to feed them all year long.
We bake our own bread, cake, cookies, and read every ingredient list before we buy anything.
I suggest everyone that can, should become an organic gardener. It is a very REAL way to get back in line with nature.



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 09:46 PM
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That sounds great. I applaud your self-respect, and willingness to garden organically. I too read EVERY ingredient before purchasing. Nothing I can't pronounce, no HFCS, no bleached flour, etc..Interestingly, I've been reading ingredients lists since a little chap. I thought it was the norm. Boy was I in my own bubble back then.

If I had the space, would definitely garden organically, but for the next year and a half I'm stuck with this lease in an urban environment.

Nice find.


[edit on 6-1-2010 by unityemissions]



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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Have you tried producing sprouts? They can be grown indoors with very little space. Just make sure that the beans are not treated with anything. Here is one of many sources where you can get certified organic seed for sprouting:

www.italianseedandtool.com...



posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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The millimeter wave scanners emit a wavelength of ten to one millimeter called a millimeter wave, these waves are considered Extremely High Frequency (EHF), the highest radio frequency wave produced. EHF runs a range of frequencies from 30 to 300 gigahertz, they are also abbreviated mmW. These waves are also known as tetrahertz (THz) radiation.


Terahertz radiation consists of the frequencies between 300 gigahertz (3x10^11 Hz) and 3 terahertz (3x10^12 Hz), and is known as 'submillimeter' wavelengths since the wavelengths are between 1 mm and 1 micrometer (0.001mm). It is bordered on the low frequency end by microwave radiation, a.k.a. millimeter waves, and on the top end by infrared radiation.

I'm not saying the site's claims are wrong, but if they can't even get the name and a few decimal points placed in the right spots... what else can they not do right?

[edit on 1/6/2010 by abecedarian]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:00 PM
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True, however, although the original site obviously did not get it right, there is quite a bit of research going on, regarding the damaging effects of THz fields on DNA:



Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.

And it also explains why the evidence has been so hard to garner. Ordinary resonant effects are not powerful enough to do do this kind of damage but nonlinear resonances can. These nonlinear instabilities are much less likely to form which explains why the character of THz genotoxic
effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic, say the team.

This should set the cat among the pigeons. Of course, terahertz waves are a natural part of environment, just like visible and infrared light. But a new generation of cameras are set to appear that not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe.


www.technologyreview.com...

Thanks for catching the error. I missed it.



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