Europe Bans X-Ray Scanners 

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Readers in Europe won’t need to have their airport security teams meet the resistance, as the European Union has opted to ban x-ray scanners “in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens’ health and safety.”

Meanwhile, the TSA has responded with a fairly meaningless claim:

“Since January 2010, advanced imaging technology has detected more than 300 dangerous or illegal items on passengers in U.S. airports nationwide.”

Would standard metal detectors have found these items? Were these passengers intending harm? Without more details, such a statement doesn’t tell us anything at all.


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