Full-body scanners at airport checkpoints are creating almost as much angst as the potential security threats they’re supposed to thwart.
The Transportation Safety Administration insists the machines emit a low level of radiation and are safe, even for pregnant women and children. Here’s a South Florida Sun Sentinel column in which doctors say they're concerned over the machines and certain cancer risks.
How much radiation do these machines emit? The American College of Radiology estimates that 1,000 scans a year equal one chest X-Ray.
Still, two pilot unions have asked the TSA to exempt pilots from the screening devices. The U.S. Airline Pilots Assn. explains its stance here: