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Monday, December 13, 2010

TSA on X-Ray Machines: They're Safe

There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the TSA's use of its advanced imaging technology backscatter scanners (a.k.a. full body scanners) in American airports, particularly in light of the busy holiday travel season.

Privacy concerns have been a big part of the controversy, but passenger safety with regards to radiation levels emitted from the machines has also been called into question. According to a recent post on the TSA's blog, the radiation levels emitted by all of the x-ray equipment the TSA uses are within government safety guidelines.

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