No matter how you feel about Congressman Ron Paul, you must admire his stance on this issue.
Thank you Congressman Ron Paul, for standing up and speaking up!
The FDA has estimated that the risk of fatal cancer from the maximum allowable dose would be 1 in 80 million per backscatter screening. And doses from a single scan are considerably lower than the maximum, Kassiday said.
By comparison, the chance of dying in a car driven for 40 miles are 1 in 1 million.
Rez agrees the odds of getting cancer from the scanners may be low. But he calculates it’s about the same as the chance of being on a plane blown up by terrorists. And he says that makes mass scanning not worth the effort.
Let’s assume the statistics are correct –
The scanners are safe because you have a 1 in 80 million chance of getting cancer.
We have a 1 in 80 million chance of being on a plane that is blown up by a terrorist.
Would someone in Homeland Security care to explain how your ‘full body’ scanning procedures make it safer to fly in America?