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TSA to monitor security officers for exposure to radiation by scanners
"LAX TSA Officers - Source: Ben Popken"
The TSA, Transportation Security Administration, will be monitoring it's security officers to see if they are being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, produced by their airport scanners.
After years of denying any health concerns and despite complaints from it's employees the TSA plans to start testing the possiblility of radiation exposure.
TSA does not plan on testing the radiation exposure for airline passengers, just the officers in 100 airports and only the officers who run or work closely to the machines.
On November 15th, 2011, the European Union, E.U., annouced that the use of X-Ray body scanners would be prohibiited. The E.U. also decided that it will switch from the potential cancer causing scanners, to ones that use radio frequency waves.
Despite the x-ray scanners being banned by the E.U. Chicago O'Hare International, Los Angeles International and JFK International are some of the US based airports that are using them.