You knew this was coming…After the failed terror attempt on Christmas day, the federal Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has decided to step up its security screenings. Their solution? Strip-search every passenger. It’s not by hand, mind you, but it may as well be.
The TSA plans to begin using full-body X-ray scanners that would essentially strip passengers of their clothing — and their dignity. With these new scanners, no details would be left to the imagination — which is just how the feds like it.
Yup, Big Brother is a big perv.
But I’m not sure which is worse: The threat to your privacy or the threat to your health.
Like X-rays, the new machines use radiation to create these indecent exposures. The experts claim that the low dose of radiation is perfectly safe — even for children and pregnant women.
Exposing pregnant women to radiation can lead to grossly disfigured babies or can even cause women to miscarry. It’s no coincidence that five female security guards had miscarriages after working with these supposedly safe machines.
And it’s not much safer for adults. Radiation can damage DNA and cause structural damage to your cells — both of which can lead to cancer. In fact, Dr. John Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, believes that 50 percent of all cancers are caused by the radiation from medical tests — the same ones meant to “protect” you by detecting cancer early!
Bottom line: If you don’t want to be fried with ionizing radiation every time you fly — and if you’d rather not have airport workers paid to be peeping toms…you won’t stand for this outright invasion of your rights.
When it comes to these full-body X-rays, I don’t care how low the dose is. There is no safe level of ionizing radiation. Period.
Excerpt from a post by Dr. William Campbell Douglass II, M.D., from his “Daily Dose” e-mail newsletter, dated February 3, 2010.