TSA Back Scatter Scanning in Airports Serious Health Risk

 

I think most of us have already heard of the newest anti-terrorism tool for screening those who use commercial air travel as a mode of transportation. The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new policy to scan people using back scatter scanning that in effect shows an Xray image of the person as if they were naked (and I mean butt naked – black and white skin and bone imaging) in 3D black and white is supposed to protect us from those individuals who are seeking to bring terror to the people of the world (especially America) in the name of Allah (aka Jihad). But more insidious than this is that an expert panel of scientists, teachers, researchers and scholars have called out President Obamas new policy in using back scatter scanning in airports saying that there are serious health risks associated with the TSA back scatter scanning now being set up in airports.

BUT, what seems right and good and proper in the name of safety by our government is not so right and good and proper in the name of our physical health. A nationally recognized board-certified nearosurgeon and health practitioner, lecturer, author, and the Editor of the Blaylock Wellness Report (Dr. Russell Blaylock) says this new way of screening people for weapons and explosive devices is very very bad for our health and wellness; and it has a LOT of people outraged, not only for the health reasons associated with it, but the humiliation of having your body fully revealed by the scanner that in effect shows your body as it would look naked.

I recently heard a story from a personal experience of a female doctor who was made to stand in this contraption and be seen fully unclothed by TSA security personnel (males). She was singled out in a long line of people and asked to step to the side and go through the scanning processs – no doubt in their mind, she looked like a terrorist too.  She was a very modestly dressed, tall blonde-haired blue-eyed caucasian Christian woman who was dressed professionally and acting totally normal as she stood in line.

Yes, I am thinking the same thing you are. That sounds like a perfect cover for a terrorist. It seemed that the TSA officers thought it a perfect cover too. After the humiliation of the event, she gained perspective on it and said jokingly at the beginning of our conversation about the event, “Hey did you know that I am an airport pin up girl? The TSA has a nude photo of me hanging up in their office somewhere.” The serious and modest side of her quickly followed in saying that she felt humiliated and exposed from the ordeal. I think I would feel exactly the same way, wouldn’t you? Add with this the ‘enhanced pat-downs’ and you have the makings of a procedure that will all but put a stop to air travel in the United States if it is continued to be used – at least for me.

But I digress here… The health risks are why I write this.

Here is the reality of the health hazard in order to get this quality of a scan – your entire body must be exposed to radiation; and, in the opinion of a growing number of highly qualified healthcare professionals, a lot of radiation. The use of radiation will increase your risk of cancer and other critical diseases. In a letter to President Obamas Sciance and Technology Tzar John Holdren, a well-respected group of scientists and professors from the University of California at San Francisco voiced their concern that this latest obscenity of reason by Obama’s administration was just totally crazy (in so many words).

It’s not like this is a fringe group of obscure intellects that are making a fuss about the TSA back scatter scanning devices either. They are all experts in radiation biology, biophysics, and imaging of the human body who expressed “serious concerns” about the “dangerously high” dose of radiation to the skin among other things. The radiation used increases cancer risk by damaging the DNA and other tissue on a molecular level within the skin cells. Much of the damage is caused by high concentrations of free radicals generated by the radiation.

According to one news source (NewMax), “most scientists think that the most damaging radiation types are those that have high penetration, such as gamma-rays, but in fact, some of the most damaging radiation barely penetrates the skin.’

‘One of the main concerns is that most of the energy from the airport scanners is concentrated on the surface of the skin and a few millimeters into the skin. Some very radiation-sensitive tissues are close to the skin — such as the testes, eyes, and circulating blood cells in the skin.”

While the defenders of this form of Xray will say that it is a very small dose compared to that of a chest Xray (“1,000 times less), what they do not tell you is that the dosage is based on the volume of tissue exposed. Where chest X-rays and gamma-radiation is spread over the entire body so that the dose to the skin is extremely small, the total exposure of our entire skin surface is in effect cooking and mutating our skin cells.

These experts whent on to say that there are certain groups of people that are at a much higher risk than others, like that of people that already have cancer, those with HIV, pregnant women, babies, small children, elderly, and those who have an abnormal DNA repair mechanism. The list was much longer than this, but you get the picture, right?

So, here is the skinny on why these experts are serious about exposing this stupid pill addiction by our present Administration. As we grow older, our DNA accumulates a considerable amount of unrepaired damage. Being a lifetime surfer and having already gotten my share of our suns baking qualities, even low doses of radiation can trigger the development of skin cancers, including the deadly melanoma. And, having fair skin to begin with, and light colored eyes, the concern of mine (at least according to this report by the experts who are rising up in mass to voice their complaint) is that of exposing my eyes since this could increase the risk of developing cataracts.

Given the fact that about five percent of the general population have abnormal DNA repair mechanism (another way of saying they can’t take radiation very well without some serious side affects), when they (this 5%) are exposed to radiation, they are put at a cancer risk hundreds of times greater than normal people. I for one don’t consider myself normal, so you are not going to find me being scanned under any circumstance.

Here is some of the other information that my news source stated in their article. “It also has been determined that when skin is next to certain metals, such as gold, the radiation dose is magnified 100-fold higher. What if you have a mole next to your gold jewelry? Will the radiation convert it to a melanoma? Deficiencies in certain vitamins can dramatically increase your sensitivity to radiation carcinogenesis, as can certain prescription medications.’

“As for the assurances we have been given by such organization as the American College of Radiology, we must keep in mind that they assured us that the CT scans were safe and that the radiation was equal to one chest X-ray. Forty years later we learn that the dose is extremely high, it is thought to have caused cancer in a significant number of people, and the dose is actually equal to 1,000 chest X-rays.’

“Based on these assurances, tens of thousands of children have been exposed to radiation doses from CT scanners, which will ruin the children’s lives. I have two friends who were high-ranking Environmental Protection Agency scientists, and they assure me that in government safety agencies, politics most often override the scientists’ real concerns about such issues.’

This government shares former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s view when she urged passage of the Obamacare bill sight unseen — “Let’s just pass the bill, and we will find out what is in it later.” When the real effects of these scanners on health become known, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and the rest of the gang who insist the scanners are safe will be long gone.

I say we pass a law that says that IF a law is passed that endangers US citizens where there has been any report by any authority on a subject as being dangerous to others that will be affected by it, that those who were in oversight of those laws being passed or those who voted for those laws, be held responsible for their decisions and charged and tried as defendants in any case that arises out of their decision or part in the decision that was made that brought injury or death to the citizens they were sworn to protect. Can I get an AMEN!?

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