Advanced airport scanners are safe


Yes, you get irradiated, but it would take 1,000 airport scans a year to equal the radiation you'd get from one chest x-ray, according to the American College of Radiology. The TSA blog has more fascinating facts about full-body scanners.

The whole idea still creeps me out, but now that they've landed in Boston, I'm sure I'll be getting the full-body scan sometime in the very near future.

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