Protests Mount Over Safety And Privacy Of Airport Scanners

Richard Knox: Brenner says if Rez’s dose calculation is right, pilots and very frequent fliers could exceed the recommended annual radiation dose limit of 250 microSieverts. That would require going through the scanner 250 times, by Rez’s dose calculations, rather than 2,500 times, by the government’s. These things are just bad no matter how you…

Richard Knox:

Brenner says if Rez’s dose calculation is right, pilots and very frequent fliers could exceed the recommended annual radiation dose limit of 250 microSieverts. That would require going through the scanner 250 times, by Rez’s dose calculations, rather than 2,500 times, by the government’s.

These things are just bad no matter how you slice it.

[via DF]
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