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Government Ignored 1998 Report Finding up to 100 Cancer Deaths from TSA Naked Body Scanners Per Year

Anthony Gucciardi
November 4th, 2011
Updated 11/08/2012 at 10:14 pm
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Has the government known since 1998 that the TSA body scanners could be giving you cancer? An explosive report has exposed the carcinogenic effects of  X-ray body scanners, finding that up to 100 United States airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines. Despite the report coming out years ago, millions of Americans still walk through the carcinogenic TSA X-ray body scanners, also known as naked body scanners. While many passengers may not develop full blown cancer as a result, radiation is truly unsafe at any dose. Furthermore, the long-term usage of the X-ray body scanners have not been fully studied — the number of cancers caused by the machines may actually increase over time.

In 1998, a panel of radiation safety experts got together to analyze a new security device called the Secure 1000, which was designed specifically to beam X-rays at people to see underneath their clothing. The experts pointed out in their evaluation that the machine violated a basic principle of radiation safety — they stated that humans simply should not be X-rayed unless there is a specific medical benefit.

Previous Research Confirms Cancer Link

The research suggested that anywhere from 6 to 100 US passengers could develop cancer each year as a result of passing through the naked body scanners. The findings correspond with the statements of Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s centre for radiological research. Dr. Brenner warned that children and people with gene mutations whose bodies are less able to repair damage to their DNA are most at risk.

“If all 800 million people who use airports every year were screened with X-rays then the very small individual risk multiplied by the large number of screened people might imply a potential public health or societal risk. The population risk has the potential to be significant,”said Brenner.

Yet the TSA still claims that the naked body scanners are completely safe, issuing no warning over the link to cancer — not even a warning to those who are especially at risk as highlighted by Dr. Brenner. It appears that not only are the TSA body scanners intrusive upon personal privacy, but they are also health destroyers.

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  • t!ts and @ss

    Civil war is preferable to serfdom. But college students in every state:

    "Tits and Ass" is dishonest; it only exists to assure the elites (of both parties) that the slush fund to Whore Street, ie, the Fed, will be maintained. The Fed has destroyed any notion of American accountability and trust.

    The Neo-Cons (Mormon in name only, Cainiac, Grinch-grinch) and Neo-Liberals (Barack Mugabe, Trailer-trash) all endorse Crony Capitalism; warranteed by Keynesian fraud; guaranteed by the looting of the entrepreneural middle-class; mercantile wars spun by Pentagram profiteers. Communists who care nothing about Constitutional government.

    They have a problem. There's an 800-lb gorilla and elephant in the room talking about liberty and prosperity through Free-Market Capitalism. A glaring omission which makes them psychopaths – a commission which makes them evil. They can run but they can't hide natural truth.

  • David

    There is very high probability that the person who is given enough exposure to strong x-rays like these scanners have they will maybe become sterile. The soft tissues of the Gonads as well as ovaries will become damaged from repeated exposure to this equipment. I worked at radar sites in the military and most of the older enegineers I met told me the radar tubes of that era had strong x-rays emitted from them when they got close to the high power magnetron and klystron tubes they would put on a 1/4 inch thick lead apron to protect their gonads. Many would alos wrap a lead lined towel looking thing around their necks to protect their thyroids. The USAF training books I read said no one should be close to the transmitting tubes when it is operationaing at high power as it may be harmfull. To perform the test on some radar equipment requires the technicians to pull off all the steel panels to make test and measurements under full power. My gut feeling is this TSA scam job Full Body scaniing is being used to make people sick but also to sterilize them.

  • timothy

    Since there are not enough guillotines in the USA to cope with the problem, would it be innovative to take all the naked body scanners and turn them up to "deep fat fry" and push all the banksters through?

  • jekyllisland

    No sympathy for the workers, they all but force a passenger to go through these so they don't have to do the pat downs.

    Amazing that it has taken this long to call bs on the government. They are same group who claimed back in the 50's & 60's that smoking was harmless too

  • Joe

    I just put in some asbestos to keep the heat in better – heard it works real well and is 100% safe.

  • Anthony Lawson

    The answer is simple: Make the designers, and other profit-receiving people who make these machines, walk through them once or twice a week.

  • O. B. Server

    re: “up to 100 United States airline passengers each year could get cancer from the machines.”

    Sure: government would never lie to you. They’d never fudge the numbers there. Government never bends the truth.

    If they say “100″ you can bet that is a severe underestimate.

    “Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.”
    – Deuteronomy 27:24

    Even secretly smiting with ionizing radiation.

    Good christian folk, they are.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. You KNOW it's way more. If the study says 100, it's probably 100,000.

  • Emery


  • Scott


    Alan Watt of addressed the dangers

    of terrahertz radiation from these scanners and cited two reports,

    Sandia National Labs & MIT. I think both "white papers" cited

    terrahertz waves ability to "unzip" DNA which can cause loss of

    gene expression and thereby diminish the human immune system

    which daily fights cancerous cells in our body.

    I don't recall the names of the reports but remember the sources.

  • jo mama

    This is par for the course when it comes to these insider elites. No accountability, no investigation, no justice. Just keep on murdering the goyim with impunity.

  • TSA Goodbye

    You know the lead shielding that the dentist uses on your chest when he takes a dental xray? DOESN'T WORK!

    Also, the dentist/assistants get xray, too!

    So, TSA people who are within 100 ft. of that constantly flashing box of xrays, guess what? You get hundreds of thousands of xrays! What wonderful news!

    Chertoff's cancer boxes made him a fortune!

  • doodaa

    Does anyone believe the phsycopaths profiting from this gives a $hit about the dumb operators?

  • Anonymous

    OPT OUT! Don't go through the scanners.

  • Down with the TSA

    The TSA workers are now getting soaring cancer rates too.

    The very machine that is destroying privacy is also destroying its owners.

    • Anonymous

      It's typical with big government, those who LOVE it eventually are consumed by it.