Airport Security Scans: What would your doctor do?

The Transportation Security Administration says the so-called backscatter scans, which emit a small amount of radiation, are safe. “Multiple independent studies have confirmed that the technology used to protect passengers when they fly is safe for their health,” says TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball. “TSA takes many precautions to regularly verify that all machines are operating properly.” But on the other hand I ,as a Dr.,  have opted out of any amount of radiation exposure that is unnecessary! You may be surprised as to the Doctors that have the same opinion as I. The real question at hand is…who has determined that these radiation producing machines are safe for the traveling passenger as well as the TSA personnel operating them? The answer may surprise you!

 

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