A reader recently alerted me a report detailing concerns experts had about the health risks with the new TSA whole body scanners in airports everywhere. Here is the actual PDF file of the letter sent to the Obama administration regarding the serious concerns about the health risks of whole body scatter X-ray airport security scanners. The Letter of Concern was sent to Dr John P Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, on April 6, 2010 by medical doctors and professors at the University of California San Fransisco (John Sedat, PhD, Marc Shuman, MD, David Agard, PhD, Robert Stroud, PhD).
Given what we now know about CT scan radiation exposure risks, one has to wonder how many of these whole body TSA body scans frequent travelers can undergo before significantly increasing their risk of cancer. This almost sounds like a modern day Tuskegee experiment. Maybe these beaming high doses of cancer causing radiation with whole body TSA scatter X-ray scanners is what Obama meant when he wanted a more transparent administration. Maybe he's just hoping nobody gets cancer. For some good TSA humor, check out the Miss TSA x-ray pinup calendar, 12 high heeled beauties in provocative skeleton poses.