Friday, October 19, 2012

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

"The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. It means, though, that far fewer passengers will be exposed to radiation because the X-ray scanners are being moved to smaller airports."

"The replacement machines, known as millimeter-wave scanners, rely on low-energy radio waves similar to those used in cell phones. The machines detect potential threats automatically and quickly using a computer program. They display a generic cartoon image of a person's body, mitigating privacy concerns."

Scanning the Scanners: A Side-by-Side Comparison

1 comment:

Jeny said...

That's very great information. But X-ray body scanners also best for the airport security.
airport security x ray scanner