[ RadSafe ] Airport X-Ray Radiation
reuven99 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 15:37:50 CST 2010
Did you read those references yourself?
Do the answer my specific questions?
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> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:39:38 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] TSA Scanner is Health Risk
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> There are documents available on the web covering various assessments
> made, the instrumentation used, etc. See, e.g.,
> http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/jh_apl_v1.pdf, which is the assessment of
> the Rapiscan Secure 1000 by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
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> Subject: [ RadSafe ] TSA Scanner is Health Risk
> Dear Mr. Perle,
> Do you happen to know if there are ANY measuremnts results
> using TLD monitors or film badge monitors to inform us with scientifically
> derived results about the radiation exposure / absorption levels of
> x-ray scanners to passengers?
> In the absence of such rudimentary measurements, nobody in this forum has
> the grounds to "approve" or "disprove" these machines.
> With the obvious track record of the FDA, I would caution, though, any
> passenger, to avoid ANY x-ray exposure!
> The scanners operate at 50 KvP (!)
> Here is an example of reincarnation: Xeromammography, that has been quite
> dead for the past 40 years, is gaining a tremendous and profitable
> in the transmogrifyed "X-Ray Back Scatter Scanner..."
> Reuven Zach
> Medical Radiation Physicist
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