We try to keep the emphasis happy and positive here in our little travel blog. Still, we can't keep a secret of the fact that we don't trust the safety of those X-Ray scanners that are becoming more and more common at TSA airport checkpoints.
Brian has referred to it more than once as the largest mass X-Ray experiment in human history.
An article just out reinforces our concerns. It starts off like this...
On Sept. 23, 1998, a panel of radiation safety experts gathered at a Hilton hotel in Maryland to evaluate a new device that could detect hidden weapons and contraband. The machine, known as the Secure 1000, beamed X-rays at people to see underneath their clothing.
One after another, the experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration raised questions about the machine because it violated a longstanding principle in radiation safety — that humans shouldn’t be X-rayed unless there is a medical benefit.
It's well worth a read...
U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners