Controversial ˜naked’ airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval

LARISA BROWN and JAYA NARAIN
Daily Mail
September 18, 2012

The last remaining full-body X-ray airport scanners are to be scrapped within weeks.

The security systems, which have been tested at air terminals since 2009, scan through passengers’ clothes, creating a detailed ghost-like image of the naked body. The scan is then viewed by security staff.

Critics said the machines invaded passengers’ privacy and the radiation they generate raised the risk of cancer. Some Muslim groups also refused to walk through them on religious grounds.

The European Commission ruled that the cancer risk was ˜close to zero’ but, under Brussels legislation, the three-year trial period has elapsed and it has decided not to ˜prioritise’ them for permanent use across the continent.

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