TSA will ask the National Academy of Sciences to investigate the potential health effects from certain airport security scanners. - Business Travel News

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December 19, 2012 - 10:50 AM ET

TSA will ask the National Academy of Sciences to investigate the potential health effects from certain airport security scanners. Specifically, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration this week said it would contract NAS to "further understand the effects of backscatter X-ray advanced imaging technology." TSA in March 2011 insisted that full-body airport scanners "operate well within applicable national safety standards" but committed to ongoing testing. A few months later, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released documents claiming that full-body airport scanners caused "cancer clusters" among TSA workers who operated the machines in Atlanta and Boston.

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