Not content with embarrassing us in the name of security, so powerful are these machines, they also want to bombard us with potentially lethal levels of radiation. The company that makes the machine and the authorities that buy them are quick to assure us that these powerful radiation emitting devices are perfectly safe, even for frequent fliers, and that the mild embarrassment it may cause is offset by the fact that you don’t have to remove jackets, belts and shoes whilst going through the departure lounge at your local airport.
Not only is the introduction of such devices an invasion of your privacy, it is an invasion of your private parts and on top of that could well affect your ability to reproduce. So from now on in, when you take your annual holiday you will not only be made to suffer great embarrassment you will also be irradiated and run the risk of becoming infertile. If you think that’s an over reaction, think again.
New research into the subject 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. One of the most worrying aspects of his findings is that unborn babies can become grotesquely disfigured if their mothers are irradiated during pregnancy.
Dr Gofman goes on to explain that X-ray doses are seldom measured which, as a consequence, reflects the false assumption that doses do not matter. The fact is they do matter given that each bit of additional dose of any X-ray photon may be the one that sets in motion the high-speed, high energy electron that will cause a carcinogenic or atherogenic [smooth muscle] mutation. Such mutations rarely disappear. The higher their accumulated number in a population, the higher will be the population's mortality rates from radiation-induced cancer and ischemic heart disease.
Dr. Gofman believes that medical radiation is a co-factor in 75 percent of breast cancer cases. If that is the case then it is insanity to subject women of all ages to such a dangerous process in having their breast tissues further irradiated every time they take a commercial flight purely for the convenience of Airport security services around the world.
I for one will refuse to be scanned, and have no doubt in my mind that the authorities will try and make my travel life very difficult as a result. That said, it’s what I expect from such draconian minds and will use the experience as part of the case I envisage I will have to bring against them for impinging on my civil rights and endangering my health and the health of all the travelers of the world. Just say no.