November 18, 2010

Should We Worry About Body Scan Radiation?

Meredith Melnick, Time


The new "strip search" scanning machines at airport security checkpoints are increasingly causing furor over issues of privacy, decency and health. Over the weekend, a passenger in San Diego, software engineer John Tyner, opted out of a scan, then warned a security agent not to "touch my junk" during the enhanced pat-down check — that interaction, which Tyner recorded on his cell phone and posted online, went viral, further stoking the public's frustration.

Whether or not you feel the new backscatter body scans (let alone the ...

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