TSA to retest airport body scanners for radiation


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Does this make you feel safer? The TSA is going to retest the radiation levels of all its airport body scanners after maintenance records on some showed levels 10 times higher than expected. Also this:

The TSA is responsible for the safety of its own X-ray devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said it does not routinely inspect airport X-ray machines because they are not considered medical devices. The TSA’s airport scanners are exempt from state radiation inspections because they belong to a federal agency.

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  • larry

    Idiots! Good catch.

    I haven’t found any good way’s to protest these folks. Talk about $ spent with lousy value. No problem with security, but do we all of have to go through testing the various stupidty process levels.

    Larry

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