Al Qaeda appears to have found a way to endanger millions of people around the world. According to a new report, the full body scanners being used in airports around the world have a dosage of radiation that is 20 times greater than previously announced. Scientists warn of a possible increase in skin cancer.
Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s center for radiological research, noted the risk is low, but believes more testing is needed to determine the impact on various groups. He noted, however, “[i]f there are increases in cancers as a result of irradiation of children, they would most likely appear some decades in the future. It would be prudent not to scan the head and neck.”