- Airport Backscatter x-ray machines, sometimes called
"virtual strip searches" for their ability to allow security
men to see beneath people's clothing, are setting the stage for a future
epidemic of cancer. Thus far, news coverage has focused almost exclusively
around the more emotionally charged, privacy concerns. But the looming
issue is whether repeated bombardment with radiation is "planting
the seeds" of disease.
- In light of the abundance of evidence attesting to radiation's
proven dangers, it is unfathomable that any competent, unbiased doctor
could take the position that x-rays do not pose a menace to all living
cells through which they pass, leaving behind a painful and costly trail
- Drawing on sources like The Mayo Clinic and The Radiological
Society of North America as well as interviews with prominent radiologists,
molecular biologists, and medical doctors, ionizing (penetrating) radiation
in any dose, no matter how tiny, causes genetic mutations, which set all
living cells exposed on the path to cancer. X-rays are considered
- However, the manufacturer of the new Backscatter
machines, currently being piloted at several airports, along with the FDA
have given assurances of the device's "complete safety" for everyone.
It is undisputed within scientific circles that even a single x-ray
increases a three-month-old's chances of developing cancer in later life
by at least 10 times, and yet they have plowed ahead approving up
to 5000 backscatter images per person, per year. It's unconscionable.
- Predictably, the product's manufacturer spins out the
usual half-truths, citing "very low level of x-rays'" and boasting
the opinion, packaged to appear as fact, that, "The system is completely
safe for all persons..." Back peddling authorities are now trying
to appease the public by saying everyone will be allowed to opt out. Maybe,
- Also a risk are other non-medical uses of radiation,
including pre-employment, dental and chiropractic x-rays, newly developed
"Silent Guardian" microwave crowd control devices and even police
radar beams pointed at drivers that might contribute to cataracts.
- Lives get cut short and people die totally avoidable,
agonizing deaths, long before their time, just so doctors can pay off their
"investment' in an office x-ray suite, or so some entrepreneur who
invents a new machine for airports can make a fortune, or so hospital chains
and insurance companies can generate a profit, or so a sales rep who sells
x-ray machines can collect his commission.
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