TSA to Test Airport Scanner Operators for Radiation Exposure

January 16th, 2012

Via: Los Angeles Times:

After years of rebuffing health concerns over airport scanners, the Transportation Security Administration plans to conduct new tests on the potential radiation exposure from the machines at more than 100 airports nationwide.

But the TSA does not plan to retest the machines or passengers. Instead, the agency plans to test its airport security officers to see if they are being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while working with the scanners.

News of the test leaked out after the TSA issued a request last month to government vendors to provide wearable, personal dosimeters, devices that measure exposure to radiation.

2 Responses to “TSA to Test Airport Scanner Operators for Radiation Exposure”

  1. Eileen Says:

    The LA Times article leaves a lot to be desired. But maybe “its a good thing” that the Feds are starting to “get” the liability they are exposed to with these machines.
    Certain sites I’ve been to in my work require that we wear dosimeters. And one person I’ve work with developed prostate cancer.
    Don’t know if it was developed from what work he was doing. Oh yes, those same sites this person visited have a gazillion cases of berylium inhalation exposure. Which of course, the U.S. taxpayer must pay for because “we” caused their disease because they did their work in the name of “National Security.”
    What the governments of world “do in our name” has become a Grand Joke since 9/11, 3/11 or whatever the numbnuts are up to with their numbers game.
    But please, Cryptogon readers, DO NOT go through the scanners at the airports. They have not been tested for their safety on humans, and the pat down (other than worrying about other humans pawing over my physical (worrisome there) belongings – if thats the only worry, let it be.
    Make yourself a zone of Zen. Please do not go through the scanners. Thank you so much.

  2. Eileen Says:

    And P.S: advise your friends, families, and strangers not to go through the scanners as well.
    This is a bad devil that I think maybe WE MAKE GO AWAY if enough of us put the HEX sign that it is EVIL on it.

    I’ve heard a story from co-workers that last year at the Denver Airport (which is like a huge stadium) HALF the people in the airport OPTED OUT OF GOING THROUGH THE MACHINES.
    Solidarity is a good thing.

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