Cole Parker Posted November 16, 2011 Report Share Posted November 16, 2011 Europe Bans Airport X-Ray Body Scanners Amid Cancer Concerns By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer 16 November 2011 3:41 PM ET Share X-ray body scans. Credit: TSA.gov The European Union announced this week that it has banned the use of X-ray body scanners in all European airports "in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens' health and safety." Research shows that the X-ray scanners, which use low-level radiation to screen airline passengers for hidden explosives, slightly increase their risk of getting cancer. The same scanners will continue to be used in the United States, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA's stance is that the scanners meet its safety standards. // // Quote Link to comment
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