Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Big Sis Tries To Force Body Scanners On Other Countries Amidst Backlash

From Prison Planet.

Amidst a global backlash against naked airport body scanners, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is attempting to corral 190 nations into signing a binding agreement that will force them to adopt the increasingly unpopular devices which have been slammed on both health and privacy grounds...

From Homeland Security Newswire

Airport security is big business, and Rapiscan Systems benefits

Airport security is serious business and, increasingly, it is also big business; TSA plans to deploy as many as 1,800 full-body scanner at U.S. airports by the end of 2014; at $170,000 a scanner, this is a $300 million proposition...

...A group of researchers from the University of California San Francisco warned that X-rays from the Rapiscan devices in particular might pose a danger because radiation energy, though a low dose, is focused on the skin.

“There is good reason to believe that these scanners will increase the risk of cancer to children and other vulnerable populations,” the researchers wrote. “We are unanimous in believing that the potential health consequences need to be rigorously studied before these scanners are adopted.”...

See also Mr. Homeland Security Peddling His Wares?

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