Feds call for new safety review of airport scanners

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.latimes.com/business/mon...-of-airport-scanners-20121220,0,4623008.story

    Responding to critics, the Department of Homeland Security is launching another safety study of full-body scanners used to screen passengers at the nation's airports.

    The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Transportation Security Administration, plans to award a contract to the National Academy of Sciences to perform the review.
    But the nonprofit group of scientists will only be asked to review previous studies on the safety of a particular type of scanner used by the TSA.

    The study comes in response to pressure from TSA critics, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who introduced a bill this year to test the safety of the scanners.

    In an interview, TSA Administrator John Pistole said several previous studies have already shown the scanners do not expose passengers to dangerous levels of radiation, even for frequent travelers.

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    n.b. "dangerous" levels of radiation.
     
  3. Captain Oveur
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    You can use that old joke about how can you tell when a lawyer is lying, and insert the name of any person from the TSA.
     

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