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In a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, EPIC has just obtained documents concerning the radiation risks of TSA's airport body scanner program. The documents include agency emails, radiation studies, memoranda of agreement concerning radiation testing programs, and results of some radiation tests. One document set reveals that even after TSA employees identified cancer clusters possibly linked to radiation exposure, the agency failed to issue employees dosimeters - safety devices that could assess the level of radiation exposure. Another document indicates that the DHS m
Originally posted by mb2591
Hahaha. Does it cause ill effects to normal people being scanned.edit on 27-6-2011 by mb2591 because: (no reason given)
Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says that the Dept. of Homeland Security 'mischaracterized' their work by telling USA Today that NIST affirmed the safety of the scanners when in fact NIST does not do product safety testing and never tested a scanner for safety."
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by Ex_CT2
I think you're right. However I think that as more airports get wind of this lawsuit. Other lawsuits will pop up.
Can you imagine court orders appearing and forcing TSA to not use the machines until the health risk can be assessed?
Might be interesting.