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Security crews are using full-body-imaging scanners as the primary, not random, method of screening passengers.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has blocked entrances to metal detectors. Officials now instruct all travelers to get in line at one of the three imaging detection scanners.
Travelers must take off all jewelry and remove whatever is in their pockets. They raise their hands above their heads, and the machine captures images that appear as if their bodies are UNCLOTHED.
Originally posted by baddmove
i'll see if i can find the link for them....
Originally posted by wayouttheredude
These scanners use millimeter wave RF energy. This is also called the Terrahertz frequency range. It resides at the high end of the microwave spectrum and just below Infrared light. This range is small enough to interact with and damage DNA. This is not a conspiracy theory it is considered to be settled science by myself any most of my peers.
Cancer is not something I will accept as necessary for my air travel. We get enough of a dose of x-ray when we fly due to the altitude. I just don't think we need to aggravate that with a huge dose of DNA damaging terrahertz frequency RF energy as well.
The radiation emitted by airport body scanners is up to 20 times more powerful than previously believed, warns a scientist who says current calculations fail to take into account the concentration of scanner radiation in the skin. This would mean the potential cancer risk from scanners is also much higher. Given that 800 million people a year pass through airport scanners, "the population risk has the potential to be significant," Dr. David Brenner tells the Telegraph.
Brenner said the risk is highest for children and people with genetic disorders,
Originally posted by Danbones
sure its low, but cumulative
and in conjunction with everything else that gives you cancer
like the local dentist that just died of cancer,
or the hospital machines that no one calibrated and were making everyones hair fall out
till some one noticed the bald patches and checked.
say, sun light gives you cancer
thats why they make sun block apparently
Brenner said the risk is highest for children and people with genetic disorders, but stresses that even the higher cancer risk he calculates is still generally "very low" for any single passenger. Under current regulations, it is considered safe for a person to undergo up to 5000 scans per year.
Originally posted by Stop-loss!
reply to post by Sri Oracle
Holy crap! I fly from El paso on Tuesday and now I got to deal with this crap? Glad im never coming back to El paso once I final out from this place. Ill be sure to tell yall the details if I encounter these scanners.