Research suggests that anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines. Still, the TSA has repeatedly defined the scanners as “safe,” glossing over the accepted scientific view that even low doses of ionizing radiation — the kind beamed directly at the body by the X-ray scanners — increase the risk of cancer.
U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners via ProPublica/PBS NewsHour
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