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Do airport body scans pose cancer risks?

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

Could the full-body scanners proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) give you cancer?

CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton says the risk is very low.

A back scanner — one of the types the TSA hopes to install at airports — has only one percent of the radiation you would get in a dental X-ray, according to Ashton.

“Early Show” co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez said, “That certainly doesn’t sound like a big deal — especially for somebody who doesn’t travel very much.”

Ashton said many radiation experts are now weighing in, finding that even if a billion people were scanned using a back scanner, it could result in 10 additional cancer deaths per year.

 

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