Oh, yeah. I believe them, just like the yahoos at the the photo processing outlets. I guess "fair fat & forty" year olds might really be ignored by the TSA crowd and the Nicole Kidman types will put automatically put on the watch list. I am going to avoid Phoenix & Heathrow from now on.
So if we are already exposed to a known amount of micro rems, are there studies that show what happens with every added exposure? Combine that with some people who already are getting more than their normal daily dose with medical xrays as well? Those studies problably won't accompany the manufacturers warning documentation. And I don't expect any regulatory agency to look into it either.
I am comforted that the manufacturer in conjuntion with our federal gov is telling us that this equipment will only expose us to very low micro rems per screen. I remember when DDT was sold to shake on your garden vegetable plants because it fantastically killed every bug known and was touted as safe by the manufacturer. How about asbestos? How about mercury?
So we can put these screeners in K through 12, preschool, mall entrances, all government buildings until we get people daily exposed to the normal daily dose, that would be twice the normal daily dose since we already get exposed to a known amount, then we see what happens.
Don't worry, be happy and safe!
George Bush: "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier - just so long I'm the dictator." December 18, 2000
...and in Business Week, July 30, 2001, "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."
Click the link for the transcripts of the above nifty
In one day the average person is exposed to about 1000 microRems. A backscatter scan emits less than 10 microRems.
TSA backscatter pilot. Read the facts http://hps.org/hpspublications/articles/screenindx-ray.html http://www.as-e.com/products_solutions/tsa_z_backscatter_pilot.asp
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