TSA Agents Getting Cancer from Full-Body Scanners

A TSA agent pats down a terrorist, aka little old lady

Mike Adams of Natural News reports, June 28, 2011 that documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal “cancer clusters” are reported among TSA employees who work near the controversial full-body scanners.
At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security refuses to issue dosimeters to TSA agents because, obviously, those dosimeters would indicate alarming levels of radiation exposure.
Why are the body scanners causing cancer clusters among TSA employees?
As Natural News reported, DHS Director Janet Napolitano had lied about the safety of the devices, claiming that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) had “affirmed the safety” of them. But NIST fired back an email stating that NIST doesn’t test the safety of products at all! Ever! Therefore, all the claims that these devices were tested and confirmed as safe was complete B.S. from Napolitano. Just an outright lie.
Even though the NIST did not test the safety of these machines, it did warn airport screeners to avoid standing next to them because the machines clearly emitted doses of radiation that could mutate DNA and cause cancer.
Read the FOIA documents, the cover-ups, the lies and more at the EPIC website, here.

Wikipedia says that full-body scanners utilize two types of technology:

  • The millimeter wave scanner that reflects extremely high frequency radio waves off the body to make an image on which one can see some types of objects hidden under the clothes. Passive millimeter wave screening is known to be safe because its technology does not require radiating the subject.
  • The backscatter X-ray, which utilizes radiation, “the true long-term health effects of the active, radiating technologies are unknown.”


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9 years ago

Rate of Exposure + Time of Exposure = Cummulative/total Exposure.
For those that are math challenged: too much is bad and a little over a long amount of time is also bad.Too much (from uncalibrated machines unlicensed/ignorant operators) makes mister hamster explode.
It takes years of education to perform a medical X-ray or maintain the equipment…and is not a job for average students (button pushers)
I encourage security screeners to invest in a lead apron…although it might be better to discourage that type from reproducing.

9 years ago

Ditto, and Amen re those pesky TSA critters!

Am I The Only One?
Am I The Only One?
9 years ago

“Are those four photos of Ex-Congressman Weiner?”
“What?…….Someone had to ask?”

8 years ago

I went through a full body scanner February 25 2012 at Pearson International and was diagnosed with cancer April 23 2012 at age 28. Almost seems coincidental to me.

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith
8 years ago

The full body scan LIARS said they were set up in such as way that they could not see your ‘gentials’ etc., and obviously that is a lie, cause I can see that guys penis and balls right there. I mean just LIE LIE LIE and then forget about it, that is DISGUSTING, I don’t want all those people looking at my gross middle aged body – if I was still 21, FINE, my body was rockin’ hot, hourglass, firm, and perfectly proportioned, now at 48 NOT AT ALL, and I don’t want people looking !!! I got to have… Read more »

8 years ago
Reply to  Rebecca Smith

Rebecca,it is a violation of our rights,they did this through the “Patriot Act” whom Biden wrote when little Georgy was in. You don’t see Americans trying to blow up airplanes in mid-air. Profile like Israel does. You see a person of mid-eastern descent send them through. Muslims should be mandatory for them to be searched. Michael Chertoff is making tons of money off these airport scanners,i believe TSA along with Dept homeland security will be part of o dip shi!s army,of course there is all the jailbirds that are getting out jail for overcrowding reasons. UN and other foreigners. Ohh!… Read more »