Men of science discourage Body Scanners dute to cancer risks

Dr Michael Love said that the risk to get skin cancer is minimal, but statistically someone will get it. "No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know X-rays are hazardous but we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner," he said.

The potential wellness risks posed by the scanners add to passengers and airline crews' interests about the devices, which have been nicknamed "naked" scanners because of the vivid image they give of a individual's body, privates and all. Biochemist John Sedat and his workfellows alleged in one open letter that most of the energy from these scanners is deported to the skin and underlying tissue. Approximately 315 "naked" scanners are presently used at 65 US airports, concording to the TSA.
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