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TSA To Retest Full Body Scanners For Radiation
3/13/2011

Cultiv8 writes with this excerpt from USA Today:
"The Transportation safeguard direction announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing sparkle — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed sparkle levels 10 times higher than expected. The TSA says that the records reflect math mistakes and that all the machines are safe. Indeed, even the highest readings listed on some of the records — the numbers that the TSA says were mistakes — appear to be many times less than what the agency says a person absorbs through one day of natural background radiation.
Even so, the TSA has ordered the new tests out of 'an abundance of caution to reassure the public,' spokeswoman



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document.write( Nicholas Kimball says. The tests will be consummated by the end of the month, and the results will be released 'as they are completed,' the agency said on its website."



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