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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 01:18 PM
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Interesting article on radiation dangers of TSA macines
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Written by Jason Bell, a molecular biologist and biophysicist.

summary says Rapiscan's reports should be considered invalid due to the fact that one of the two X-ray sources was disabled during testing;

good read on how the radiation work, why TSA's argements are bunk, what safety levels should be considered, and how dangerous the machines are to TSA staff who have be standing around them.
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  -Interesting article on radiation dangers of TSA macines dixiegrrrrl  Nov-27-10 01:18 PM   #0 
  - When I get an x-ray from the dentist, he puts a big  lob1   Nov-27-10 01:27 PM   #1 
  - Don't forget "the beaches are safe" in the Gulf of Mexico  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-27-10 01:41 PM   #3 
  - If there is a malfunction, If it is reconfigured......  Motown_Johnny   Nov-27-10 01:40 PM   #2 
  - Are you a scientist?  sabrina 1   Nov-27-10 02:10 PM   #5 
     - It seems that they just rolled out the machines with no noitice,  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-27-10 03:19 PM   #7 
     - Actually, MOST scientists agree that it's safe. It's only a handful  johnaries   Nov-27-10 03:26 PM   #8 
        - And that makes you confident that they are safe?  LisaL   Nov-27-10 03:39 PM   #10 
        - If I may add a bit more I came across.  Segami   Nov-27-10 03:55 PM   #11 
        - How would most scientists know? There is no independent safety data available on which to base  Luminous Animal   Nov-27-10 04:02 PM   #12 
        - And sometimes it takes years to figure it out.  LisaL   Nov-27-10 04:07 PM   #15 
        - Can you provide some links to non-government funded scientists  sabrina 1   Nov-27-10 05:04 PM   #16 
  - Seeing how these scanners are being pushed by right wing sources,  RC   Nov-27-10 01:54 PM   #4 
  - My question is: Are the scanner makers of the scanners able to be held liable for damages.  LiberalArkie   Nov-27-10 02:14 PM   #6 
  - Even if anyone develops cancer after going through one  LisaL   Nov-27-10 03:38 PM   #9 
  - Applied for and received limited liability relief...  Luminous Animal   Nov-27-10 04:04 PM   #13 
     - Well ain't that nice?  LisaL   Nov-27-10 04:06 PM   #14 
  - Interesting article. What it did was make me question mammograms & the BRCA genes.  tpsbmam   Nov-27-10 06:53 PM   #17 

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