Saturday, July 2, 2011
Are Airport Body Scanners Causing Cancer?
Portland TSA Workers Think So, and They're Not Alone!
Transportation Securiy Administration workers in Boston, Puerto Rico, and Portland have reported elevated rates of cancer, strokes, and heart disease among employees whose job it is to ogle travelers' naked bodies as they pass through full-body scanners. Does that mean the universally loathed machines are actually causing the deadly diseases? And are frequent flyers equally at risk of getting sick? Perhaps, but the sad part is the TSA doesn't seem to care much either way.