Australian news, and some related international items

Some good news for Australia – avoiding radiation airport scanning?

Now why on Earth did I have to go to an American news service, to find out that the Australian government was doing something sensible about protecting people from ionising radiation? – Christina Macpherson 

Australia Tests Radiation Free Body Scanners HUFFINGTON POST  9 Aug 1 1  AOL Travel News:

(at left – scanner – millimeter radio wave type)

Now that the whole “nudie pic” situation has been cleared up, it seems the main concern surrounding airport body scanners is the radiation they emit.

But, at airports in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, tests were run in July on scanners that emit no radiation, reports the BBC. Instead, the T8000, developed by UK-based ThruVision Systems, uses a “passive” screening technology.


August 11, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, health

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