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Airport body scanners 'could give you cancer', warns expert

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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Airport body scanners 'could give you cancer', warns expert


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Full body scanners at airports could increase your risk of skin cancer, experts warn.The X-ray machines have been brought in at Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow.

But scientists say radiation from the scanners has been underestimated and could be particularly risky for children.

They say that the low level beam does deliver a small dose of radiation to the body but because the beam concentrates on the skin - one of the most radiation-sensitive organs of the human body - that dose may be up to...
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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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'If all 800 million people who use airports every year were screened with X-rays then the very small individual risk multiplied by the large number of screened people might imply a potential public health or societal risk. The population risk has the potential to be significant.'


Imagine that you fly on a very regular basis and you've to go through the full body scan everytime. They always claim everything is fully safe until it eventually turns out to be harmful. But hey, one has to make a sacrifice to be protected from Bin Laden and his cronies, right?


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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 07:24 AM
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In WWII xrays were used to sterilize and burn prisoners in German and Japanese camps.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Yeah, true it is a small dose but what about those people who fly frequently? They are going to be getting that small dose over a long period of time which still equals a big dose. Everytime you go through that x-ray machine, small gamma particles rip through your body and may damage your DNA.



posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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Don't forget you also get a dose of radiation in-flight too. Nothing to worry about if you only fly one or twice a year but for frequent flyers this starts to be a problem.

Everything you eat and drink at the airport and on the plane has also been radiated when it passed through the x-ray machine.



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