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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 
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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