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2010-11-13 07:35:00

The US government’s efforts to strengthen airport security came under fire by scientists Friday, warning that the full-body, graphic-image X-ray scanners that are used in airports to screen airline passengers and crews could be hazardous to their health.

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2010-02-06 07:55:00

An recent inter-agency report states that air passengers should be made aware of the health risks of airport body screenings and governments need to explain any decision to expose the public to higher levels of cancer-causing radiation.

2010-01-07 13:35:54

Amid concerns regarding terrorists targeting airliners using weapons less detectable by traditional means, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up deployment of whole body scanners at security checkpoints in U.S. airports.

2009-08-03 10:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing backscatter advanced imaging technology at Greater Rochester International Airport.

2009-07-31 11:00:00

HOUSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing two types of advanced imaging technology at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

2009-07-30 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will begin testing two types of advanced imaging technology at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

2009-06-29 09:00:00

EVANSVILLE, Ind., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the deployment of two Reveal explosives detection system (EDS) machines for screening checked baggage at Evansville Regional Airport (EVV).

2008-07-29 09:00:53

MIAMI _ Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image _ private parts and all _ could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you.

2008-07-22 06:00:34

By Ina Paiva Cordle, The Miami Herald Jul. 22--Travelers, be aware: Your full-blown image -- private parts and all -- could soon be visible to a security officer, on-screen, at an airport near you.

2008-07-15 12:00:42

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced expanded deployment that will bring Advanced Technology X-ray (AT) and Passenger Imaging to 21 of the nation's busiest airports by the end of 2008.


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