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PBS NewsHour | For Frequent Fliers, How Big a Concern Is Backscatter Body Scan Radiation? | PBS

Duration: 11:07
Program: PBS NewsHour #10210
Broadcast Date: Dec. 1, 2011

As millions of Americans take to the skies for holiday travel, some scientists have raised concerns about the small dose of ionizing radiation emitted by backscatter full-body scanners used to screen passengers at U.S. airports. In partnership with ProPublica, Miles O'Brien examines what we do and don't know about the machines.

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Post Date: December 1, 2011