TSA To Conduct New Scanner Study

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  1. Concerto
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    Well, since they ignored all of the expert opinions back in 1998, this might be a good idea... :rolleyes:

    TSA - New Study
     
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    Interesting notion there.. So they'd rather have millions of people increased their chances of getting cancer?
     
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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Also see

    http://www.propublica.org/article/u...ancer-concerns-as-it-rolled-out-airport-x-ray

    "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."
     
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  4. Scottrick
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    Yes, cost benefit analysis is part of every decision. We could also dictate that Boeing line its aircraft with lead to reduce high altitude radiation, but it's just not cost-effective. In addition, those that are both serious and immediate costs (cancer is not immediate) are usually valued more highly.
     
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  5. General_Flyer
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    It is a strange world we live in... And the notion becomes clearer by each passing second..

    Well, in my mom's words: "Words enter your left ear, and then exits your right ear.. It doesn't necessarily enter the brain for processing first"
     
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  6. Captain Oveur
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    I'd trust Bernie Madoff with my 401(k) before the TSA and any study in the aforementioned context.
     

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