Europe Bans X-Ray Body Scanners Used at U.S. Airports

On November 14, 2011 the European Commission banned X-ray body scanners that use “backscatter” technology from airports.

The scanners, which are still in use in the United States, project X-ray beams onto your body using ionizing radiation to create a detailed reflection of your body that is displayed on a monitor viewed by a remotely located officer.

Ionizing radiation causes DNA damage that can lead to cancer, and its effects are cumulative.

This means that every time you pass through an X-ray scanner, your risk of developing cancer, and other unintended adverse effects, increases.

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Author: CA Care

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