Radiation concerns over airport body scanners

February 5, 2010 2:42:52 PM PST
There are increasing concerns about the health risks of airport body screenings.

The Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety expressed concerns in a report not intended for public viewing. The report contends that pregnant women and children should not be scanned, even though the level of radiation from the body scanners is very low.

A clearer assessment of the dangers associated with airport body screenings won't be possible until governments decide whether all passengers should be scanned or whether passengers should be randomly selected.