UPDATE: Has TSA glossed over radiation dangers of screening? ProPublica investigation raises troubling questions

UPDATED: The independent journalism Web site ProPublica has produced a long and thorough story examining how the Transportation Security Administration has glossed over the dangers of radiation emitted by one of its primary airport screening devices. In the past, experts advised against using the devices in settings like airports, but the zeal for finding new screening methods for detecting explosives hidden on the body has apparently trumped those concerns. Here is the ProPublica story, and sorry for a bad link previously. 

UPDATE:  Here is a followup story: TSA Administrator John Pistole told Congress the agency would study the dangers of X-ray scanners again.

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