This is pretty incredible. Mashable.com took on “The Science Behind Airport Body Scanners” and did a pretty good job at explaining them. It’s a pretty damned good article, and you should read it. But if you only read one sentence, it’s this:
No conclusive studies have been conducted that confirm that backscatter X-ray security scanners are safe for commercial use.
That right there is reason enough for the traveling public to demand that these dangerous machines be shut down and removed from use. Never mind the privacy concerns. Never mind anything else. These X-ray backscatter systems have not been proven to be safe for the traveling public, and put us all at risk! The group EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) has sued the TSA to stop these machines from being used. Maybe we should all get behind them – forcefully!