Health Risks of Full Body Scanners Questioned Following Report


Ever since Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, there has been increased attention given to full-body imaging scanners. While some tout that the machines can prevent such potentially life-threatening incidents from happening again; others have denounced the machines as an infringement on citizen's right to privacy. Now, concerns are growing that the scanners may actually pose a health risk by exposing passengers to radiation.

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