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Congressman warns about airport scanners

Posted By admin On August 29, 2012 @ 3:04 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

LUKE FUNK
MYFOXNY.COM [1]
Aug 29, 2012

As the busy end-of-summer travel period is getting underway, a New York congressman says the airport security scanners that millions of travelers are going through have health risks.

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) is calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to investigate risks from Backscatter X-ray machines.

Rep. Israel was planning a Tuesday morning news conference to warn of potential health risks when entering full-body Backscatter X-ray scanners at airport security.

He claims the risk is especially high for young children and pregnant women.

Backscatter X-ray machines detect radiation that reflects from a subject instead of traditional machines that transmit through the target.

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[1] MYFOXNY.COM: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19393664/congressman-warns-about-airport-scanners

[2] Major UK airport to ditch ‘naked’ scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/major-uk-airport-to-ditch-naked-scanners.html

[3] Secret body scanners with 50 times more radiation than airport x-ray scanners to be rolled out: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-body-scanners-with-50-times-more-radiation-than-airport-x-ray-scanners-to-be-rolled-out.html

[4] Broward mulls request to ban body scanners at airport: http://www.prisonplanet.com/broward-mulls-request-to-ban-body-scanners-at-airport.html

[5] Florida airport could be first in US to ban naked body scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/florida-airport-could-be-first-in-us-to-ban-naked-body-scanners.html

[6] Watchdog Warns About Airport Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watchdog-warns-about-airport-body-scanners.html

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