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ProPublica investigates airport x-ray body scanners




The scanner x-rays to the depth of 10mm to produce an outline of the person's body which is then used to detect concealed, potentially dangerous objects.
The scanner x-rays to the depth of 10mm to produce an outline of the person's body which is then used to detect concealed, potentially dangerous objects.
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A ProPublica investigation looks into the new full-body x-ray scanners being deployed in airports around the country. In 1998 there were just 20 machines in the entire country. Today there are about 250 x-ray scanners in U.S. airports with plans for many more. Reporter, Michael Grabell writes that the technology hasn't been appropriately studied and poses significant radiation-related risks.

Click here to read Michael Grabell's article.