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Naked body scanners could be soon be in all UK airports after EU ruled they are safe

Posted By admin On May 5, 2012 @ 3:41 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
May 5, 2012

Controversial ‘naked’ body scanners could be introduced at all UK airports after top scientists declared them safe.

Manchester Airport has been trialling the device – known as back scatter scanner – since 2009, but the European Commission halted new trials last year amid concerns there was a risk to passengers’ health from high levels of radiation.

But an EU study has decided that the risk from the scanners, which use X-rays to scan through clothing to produce images of passengers, is ‘close to zero’ and no greater than other factors.

A report said the radiation from a single passenger scan is ‘equivalent’ to the natural background radiation received within an hour on the ground or during ten minutes on a flight.

It added that the doses per scan were ‘well below the public dose limit’, although the long-terms effects, such as cancer risks, could not be dismissed entirely.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139494/Naked-body-scanners-soon-UK-airports-EU-ruled-safe.html

[2] Medical doctors speak out about why they avoid naked body scanners at airports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/medical-doctors-speak-out-about-why-they-avoid-naked-body-scanners-at-airports.html

[3] Controversial ‘naked’ airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval: http://www.prisonplanet.com/controversial-naked-airport-body-scanners-to-be-scrapped-after-failing-to-receive-european-approval.html

[4] Hero Pilot Opposes Naked Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hero-pilot-opposes-naked-body-scanners.html

[5] TSA pulls naked body scanners out of key airports; still refuses to submit to third-party safety testing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-pulls-naked-body-scanners-out-of-key-airports-still-refuses-to-submit-to-third-party-safety-testing.html

[6] There is ‘no safe dose of radiation’ from TSA naked body scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/there-is-no-safe-dose-of-radiation-from-tsa-naked-body-scanners.html

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