Radiation from TSA scanners not dangerous, study says

06/11/2012 | Los Angeles Times

A study by Marquette University concluded that the amount of radiation emitted by the Transportation Security Administration's full-body scanners is not dangerous to passengers. The findings reveal that the scanners expose passengers to less than a third of the recommended dose of radiation. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, questions the study, however, because it is based on data provided by the TSA, and cautions, "We do not truly know the risk of this radiation exposure over multiple screenings, for frequent fliers, those in vulnerable groups, or TSA’s own employees operating the machines."

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