I already don’t fly because I don’t want to get irradiated or groped. If they move those cancer causing scanners into shopping malls to reduce our population, I sincerely hope that people freak out en mass and put a stop to it.
Because I am aware of this danger, I will never submit toairport scanners, even if I have to have a pat-down or cancel my flight plans. They call it “Back-Scatter”, but it is really full-body, penetrating x-rays. Radiation accumulates in the body during one’s lifetime and when it reaches a certain level, cancer is nearly certain. … Officials must naturally defend compulsory passenger X-rays as harmless. But they are signing no guarantees because ionizing radiation in the X-ray spectrum damages and mutates both chromosomal DNA and structural proteins in human cells. If this damage is not repaired, it can lead to cancer. New research shows that even very low doses of X-ray can delay or prevent cellular repair of damaged DNA, raising questions about the safety of routine medical X-rays. Unborn babies can become grotesquely disfigured if their mothers are irradiated during pregnancy. Heavily X- rayed persons of childbearing age can sustain chromosomal damage, endangering offspring. Radiation damage is cumulative and each successive dose builds upon the cellular mutation caused by the last. It can take years for radiation damage to manifest pathology.
A leading U.S. expert on the biological effects of X-radiation is Dr. John Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gofman?s exhaustive research leads him to conclude that there is NO SAFE DOSE-LEVEL of ionizing radiation. His studies indicate that radiation from medical diagnostics and treatment is a causal co-factor in 50 percent of America?s cancers and 60 percent of our ischemic (blood flow blockage) heart disease. He stresses that the frequency with which Americans are medically X-rayed ?makes for a significant radiological impact.?
This highly credentialed nuclear physicist states: ?The fact, that X-ray doses are so seldom measured, reflects the false assumption that doses do not matter?[but] they do matter enormously. And each bit of additional dose matters, because any X-ray photon may be the one which sets in motion the high-speed, high energy electron which causes a carcinogenic or atherogenic[smooth muscle] mutation.