Whole-body x-ray backscatter scanners – which flood the body with x-rays in an effort to detect explosives and other weapons – have been deployed at U.S. airports since 2007. Although originally announced as a screening tool for a limited number of passengers, the government's goal now is to use them for all U.S. airline passengers. Many passengers do not realize that they may “opt out” of the scans and "participate" in a full-body pat-down instead.
The cellphone companies insist the answer is no, and so far the research has offered both sides room for debate. Two new studies shed some light on the issue - providing evidence of a long-term effect for extended cell and wireless use.
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