Risks of Exposure to Ionizing and Millimeter-Wave Radiation from Airport Whole-Body Scanners1

  title={Risks of Exposure to Ionizing and Millimeter-Wave Radiation from Airport Whole-Body Scanners1},
  author={John E. Moulder},
  booktitle={Radiation research},
  • J. Moulder
  • Published in Radiation research 11 April 2012
  • Computer Science
Considerable public concern has been expressed around the world about the radiation risks posed by the backscatter (ionizing radiation) and millimeter-wave (nonionizing radiation) whole-body scanners that have been deployed at many airports. The backscatter and millimeter-wave scanners currently deployed in the U.S. almost certainly pose negligible radiation risks if used as intended, but their safety is difficult-to-impossible to prove using publicly accessible data. The scanners are widely… 

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