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The widespread deployment of Rapiscan’s body scanners in major airports around the US has raised concerns about the ionizing radiation doses to traveling public. Rapiscan doesn’t publicly provide dose calculations, but the company does claim that the X-ray screening machines are in compliance with the 2002 ANSI standard (American National Standards Institute), they also says […]


“Although vendor-determined doses are small and not associated with adverse health effects, dose accuracy is in question because of inherent difficulties in measuring X-ray exposures from rapidly moving X-ray beams.”


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