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TSA: Carcinogenic Petting Zoo

Think Freely Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 8:37 PM
Honest Katie, The radiation is not a problem. The calculations for cancer come from the LNT Linerier No Threshold approach for radiation exposure. The idea is that no matter how small the radiation is it will cause some damage. They add up the "total exposure" and then calculate the number of deaths. If I throw 100 pounds of sand at 1 million people how many deaths will I get? But If I throw a 100 pound rock at one person how many deaths will I get? Radiation is NOT dangerous at these levels.
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 7:03 AM
I don't give two hoots in hell what any of the studies say. I have a slow-acting form of leukemia so I avoid unnecessary radiation of any kind. Besides that, those machines are largely being operated by semi-literate, fast-food rejects with race issues. You doubt that last part? Go through the transit security in the international section at Atlanta.
Think Freely Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 10:47 AM
I am very sorry to hear about your Leukemia. I sure understand your fear of radiation. Your special case does not mean that the rest of the population is in any danger of any kind. I have been through the International Section at the Atlanta airport just a few months ago. I always cringe going through those and fuss to my wife about the idiocy of the screening. However, the radiation levels are not dangerous to anyone with even close to normal health. There is evidence that low levels actually prevent cancer.
TH Poster Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 8:56 PM
Think: Actually, the radiation is very much a potential problem.

It's difficult,if not impossible to keep those FBSs calibrated correctly.

There have been countless studies and articles written on the subject. You should look it up.
Think Freely Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 9:15 PM
I have looked it up. Most of the countless "studies and articles" are assuming the LNT regulation as a basis for hazard. This means that even if these machines are mis-calabrated there is really no danger involved. It takes an enormous amount of radiation to harm a person. These machines cannot generate that amount of radiation. They just can do it. Radiation hazard is measured by time exposed and distance to the exposure and the rate of exposure. It would take the neutron flux of an active power core to cause harm to a person for the short time they are in a scanner.
The TSA is effectively an unconstitutional, carcinogenic petting zoo. Deep down, we all feel that the airport security system is an FDA-approved rubdown and radiation parlor. But we are busy, rushing to catch flights, and we tell ourselves it is for our “safety.” So, like sheep, we comply.


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