Oh that? I’m Just Big Boned

You thought it was just your bags that were getting zapped by
x-rays. Nope. According to the
, it turns out that YOU might be soon be zapped too.

According to the piece, the federal government’s anti-terrorism effort includes a plan to install X-ray machines in
airports to scan outgoing passengers. The technology is used in prisons and by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
agents to search for drugs, illegal weapons and contraband. One of the companies that provides the machines to do this
says the technology is safe, even for children and pregnant women, but you can imagine what the outcry will be when
people hear they’ll be subject to the new process.

And even the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
(NCRP), a nonprofit corporation chartered by Congress,
concluded that the technology was not dangerous because it used very low-dose “backscatter” X-rays.