FOIA Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners

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There is also documents showing that TSA workers are getting cancer. I hope that 10$ an hour can pay their medical bills.

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June 27, 2011


Newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of the Department of Homeland Security, “publicly mischaracterized” the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests.

In the private email response, NIST stated that the Institute had not, in fact, tested full body scanners at all for safety, and that the Institute does not even undertake product testing.

The email (below) states that the director of NIST was “not looking for corrections”, but wished to “offer clarification”, that the agency “doesn’t want any mischaracterization of their work continued.”

At the time, Prisonplanet.com published a response article to Napolitano’s claims, highlighting the fact that her statements regarding the safety of the scanners, as well as her claims that the pat down alternative was “discreet”, were manifestly false.

It is now clear that our concerns were shared by another government agency, in the form of NIST.

Another document obtained by EPIC even shows that, far from affirming their safety, NIST warned that airport screeners should avoid standing next to full body scanners in order to keep exposure to harmful radiation “as low as reasonably achievable.”

It is not clear whether or not the information and advice was ever passed on to TSA workers.

However, another document obtained by EPIC shows that a growing number of TSA workers diagnosed with cancers are voicing concern that the full body scanners and x-ray machines are indeed to blame for their illnesses.

The document also highlights the fact that the TSA has failed to issue employees with dosimeters, safety devices that would warn of radiation exposure, despite repeated requests from workers and their supervisors.

In an email sent by a TSA representative to employees at Boston’s Logan Airport, workers are assured that their complaints are being listened to and that a request to issue the radiation monitoring devices had been sent to TSA headquarters.

“I understand that some TSO’s who were diagnosed as having cancer have already left TSA employment but that BOS still has an alarmingly high number of cancer afflicted TSOs still working here.” the email states.

“Despite TSA management’s past assurances, many TSOs here do not feel safe from radiation threats that may go hand in hand with using x-ray screening technology, especially the newer [installed since TSA federalized airport security] technology…” the email continues.

In the same USA Today piece, Napolitano, or ‘Big Sis’ as she is now often referred to, also claimed that the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory had also independently affirmed the safety of the scanners.


However, yet another document obtained and released by EPIC now shows that a Johns Hopkins study actually revealed that radiation zones around body scanners could exceed the “General Public Dose Limit.”

At the time we pointed out that Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine had publicly stated two days previously that “statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays”.

“…we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,” Love said.

In addition, several other scientists have continued to speak out over the health hazards associated with the x-ray technology, noting that the body scanners are far from safe.

It is now even more clear that Napolitano’s statements to the public regarding the body scanners were misleading at best, and at worst were outright lies.

EPIC is currently engaged in a lawsuit against the DHS to force full disclosure of body scanner radiation risks. A second EPIC lawsuit is seeking to suspend the use of full body scanners altogether. Both lawsuits are ongoing.

The TSA previously refused to release internal reports on the safety of the body scanners.
Looks like the sheeple were wrong again.

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There is also documents showing that TSA workers are getting cancer. I hope that 10$ an hour can pay their medical bills.
...and construction workers get hurt a lot on their jobsites. You don't like the risks of you job, get another job.

Besides, gub'mint healthcare will take care of their cancer.
 

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...and construction workers get hurt a lot on their jobsites. You don't like the risks of you job, get another job.

Besides, gub'mint healthcare will take care of their cancer.
Like the contractors that worked on the second Death Star. They were victims of a war they had no part in. I actually turned down a roofing gig because it was at the house of an assumed mob boss.
 

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Like the contractors that worked on the second Death Star. They were victims of a war they had no part in. I actually turned down a roofing gig because it was at the house of a assumed mob boss.
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It's "there are" documents, not "there is documents".
 

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Like the contractors that worked on the second Death Star. They were victims of a war they had no part in. I actually turned down a roofing gig because it was at the house of an assumed mob boss.
Totally. You want some Chooley's gum?
 

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There is also documents showing that TSA workers are getting cancer. I hope that 10$ an hour can pay their medical bills.



Looks like the sheeple were wrong again.

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Luggage X-ray machines... Yes.

Body scanners... No.

There are definitely risks associated with luggage x-ray machines, but the devices are a necessary evil for all intents and purposes. If you've got a better alternative for security screening of luggage, then let's hear it... If not, then shut the fuck up with your pissing and moaning about the health and well-being of the TSA drones. If they're scared of the evil death ray machine, then they can trade in their tin badges for a paper hat at McDonalds.

I refuse to get into the body scanner issue with you again. You have been led to water and refused to drink at least half a dozen times now. I won't waste my time trying again.
 

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There is also documents showing that TSA workers are getting cancer. I hope that 10$ an hour can pay their medical bills.



Looks like the sheeple were wrong again.

[video=youtube;XznoRz8naFo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XznoRz8naFo[/video]
Dude, do you REALLY want Buster and Voss' Tumor blowing apart your ridiculous misinformed posts again?
 

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Dude, do you REALLY want Buster and Voss' Tumor blowing apart your ridiculous misinformed posts again?
What is "misinformed" about it? These are government documents telling you that they know there are radiation risks with the body scanners. Read the link from Johns Hopkins University school of medicine and tell me what is misinformed about that? You people just say things to keep your dreams alive that the government loves you and would never hurt you.
 

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Am I the only one who can't take documents from a organization called EPIC serious at all.
Next you're going to tell us cell phones cause brain cancer...
 

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What is "misinformed" about it? These are government documents telling you that they know there are radiation risks with the body scanners. Read the link from Johns Hopkins University school of medicine and tell me what is misinformed about that? You people just say things to keep your dreams alive that the government loves you and would never hurt you.
http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.ph...=1#post4181801
 

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No, I gave you your answer. You're just attempting to ignore it. You know; kind of like how in the very thread I just posted to you, you magically disappeared after Buster and Voss' Tumor chimed in about these devices.
 
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From what I can tell this is all about the bag scanners giving limited background exposure to the person monitoring the screen. While this is a very unlikely source of cancer causing radiation, it's not ridiculous to consider.

I really don't plan on arguing radiation exposure with anyone writing for Infowars, though. The base level of technical understanding is so low, though I will say that at least the author seems to know this so he hides behind quotes and keeps his sentences short. That's down right Pulitzer shit for them.
 

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No, I gave you your answer. You're just attempting to ignore it. You know; kind of like how in the very thread I just posted to you, you magically disappeared after Buster and Voss' Tumor chimed in about these devices.
I think he is referring to the link you posted not working, so he is being a tough guy because of a typo.
 
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No, I gave you your answer. You're just attempting to ignore it. You know; kind of like how in the very thread I just posted to you, you magically disappeared after Buster and Voss' Tumor chimed in about these devices.
You gave no answer, you gave a wackbag link. I gave you Johns Hopkins University school of medicine studies and FOIA government documents that say body scanners have a radiation risk and you answer with a wackbag link.
 

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I think he is referring to the link you posted not working, so he is being a tough guy because of a typo.
Eh. Get off my back about it Kirk. Zag is obviously part of this government cabal you so fear and is hiding the truth from us all.