[ RadSafe ] Airport X-Ray Radiation
John R Johnson
idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 1 15:57:28 CST 2010
Are you related to Reto Zach, who used to work at the AECL's Whiteshell
John R Johnson, PhD
CEO, IDIAS, Inc.
4535 West 9th Ave
Vancouver, B. C.
V6R 2E2, Canada
idias at interchange.ubc.ca
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From: "ReuvenGmail" <reuven99 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 1:37 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Airport X-Ray Radiation
> Did you read those references yourself?
> Do the answer my specific questions?
> Reuven Zach
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:39:38 +0000
>> From: blhamrick at aol.com
>> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] TSA Scanner is Health Risk
>> To: "The International Radiation Protection \(Health Physics\)
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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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>> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:53:46
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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
>> 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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