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Airline travellers’ choice between ionising radiation and ‘pat-down’

the relationship between ionizing radiation  is  cumulative. The time you spend on an airplane + the time you spend getting dental or medical x-rays……….accumulates, every hour of it increasing the probability of tumor formation.

What full body scanner radiation means to you –  Examiner.com, 20 Nov 10, “………..The equipment creates images of your body by scanning a narrow beam of x-rays across your body. The x-rays either penetrate your skin and propagate through your body, the same way as hospital or dental x-rays, or are bounce off your skin, back toward a detector. These back-scattered x-rays are the ones from which the image is built.
A second technique involving millimeter-long wavelength electromagnetic radiation are also used. The reflected radiation is again resolved into an image.

The millimeter-wave technology is more challenging and less accurate than the x-ray technique. For reasons already described here, it cannot cause cancer…….

the relationship between ionizing radiation  is  cumulative. The time you spend on an airplane + the time you spend getting dental or medical x-rays……….accumulates, every hour of it increasing the probability of tumor formation.

Full body scanners do increase your exposure to radiation, not very much, but more than a pat down. You can turn down the scan in favor of a nearly intimate pat-down by someone of the same sex.

So what will it be for you, ma’am/sir? A nice grope or a shot of x-rays?

What full body scanner radiation means to you – National Science & Society | Examiner.com

November 21, 2010 - Posted by | technology, USA | , , , , ,

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