TSA Switches out Body Scanners in Major Airports
According to a report by ProPublica, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been systematically replacing airport X-ray body scanners with so-called “safer” alternatives.
New Machines are Safer and Uphold Privacy
- The TSA is introducing new scanning machines to major airports in an attempt to increase overall safety for travelers.
- The old X-ray scanners (called backscatters) received major criticism for their release of ionizing radiation which has been linked to cancer.
- The machines also depict blurred pictures of passenger’s naked bodies which must be reviewed by a TSA officer.
- The backscatters are now being replaced by new machines which rely on low-energy radio waves similar to those in cell phones and only project a generic cartoon image of the person’s body as to not invade their privacy.
- Only major airports, none of which are located in Texas, are receiving these new machines. Less busy airports are still using X-ray machines.
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