News tagged with radiation protection

New articles examine safety of airport security scanners

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to use whole-body imaging scanners as a primary screening measure on travelers passing through airport security checkpoints. One type of scanner employs millimeter ...

dateMar 16, 2011 in Health
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Diplomat says minuscule fallout reaches Calif.

(AP) -- The first radioactive fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear plant reached Southern California early Friday, but the readings indicate levels far below a level that could endanger people, according ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk

(AP) -- Thyroid cancer for sure. Leukemia, probably. Too much radiation can raise the risk of developing cancer years down the road, scientists agree, and the young are most vulnerable. But just how much or ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Health
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