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Saturday, March 12, 2011

TSA To Make Screening Radiation Data Available To Public

From redOrbit:
Radiation test results from airport screening equipment will start being made public by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in an effort to calm the lingering fears many passengers have about potential health risks.

The TSA said it also discovered anomalies in some reports, including missing data and calculation errors unrelated to safety. It said as an extra cautionary measure it has ordered retesting of all full-body scanners as well as other X-ray equipment airports use to screen luggage.

Concerns from both passengers and airline crews have surfaced due to repeated exposure to radiation from the body scanners.

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