Loading
14-Mar-2011 11:05 AM

TSA to retest all body scanners for radiation levels

US Transportation Security Administration announced plans to retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation level 10 times higher than expected (USA Today/Reuters, 13-Mar-2011). The TSA reportedly claims the figures are due to a mathematical error. There are 247 machines at 38 airports across the US to be tested. The TSA reportedly plans to publish the results.

Want More News Like This?

CAPA Membership gives you access to all news and analysis on the site, along with access to many areas of our comprehensive databases and toolsets.
Find Out More