TSA cancer danger coverup?

Getting cancer or having the private parts of their bodies unwillingly touched has become the impossible choice for people who have already been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. The TSA, with the blessing of this Administration, has now made this horror a stark reality for the traveling public. In the United States, 27% of the female population, and 16 % of the male population were sexually abused as children.  How can any department of the United States government accept such a choice for its citizens?

The following article is a splendid indictment of this corrupt Administration. Responsibility flows up, and "We, the People" must now insure the indictment and prosecution of those responsible for this cover-up. Here are some excerpts. Read the entire article. Then call your elected Federal representatives and let them know how you feel about increasing your cancer risk cancer due to the criminal negligence of Homeland Security and the TSA.

Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport body scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases of TSA workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity to radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation to emerge from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

After Union representatives in Boston discovered a "cancer cluster" amongst TSA workers linked with radiation from the body scanners, the TSA sought to downplay the matter and refused to issue employees with dosimeters to measure levels of exposure. The documents indicate how, "A large number of workers have been falling victim to cancer, strokes and heart disease."

As we reported yesterday, newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of the Department of Homeland Security, "publicly mischaracterized" the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests.

In erroneously citing both NIST and the Johns Hopkins School of medicine to claim that the body scanners are safe, the TSA has also deliberately misled the public on the dangers posed by the devices.

Documents obtained by EPIC show that, far from affirming their safety, NIST warned that airport screeners should avoid standing next to full body scanners in order to keep exposure to harmful radiation "as low as reasonably achievable."

Further documents illustrate how a Johns Hopkins study actually revealed that radiation zones around body scanners could exceed the "General Public Dose Limit," contradicting repeated claims by the TSA that Johns Hopkins had validated the safety of the devices.

Let start the clock. How many days until Janet Napolitano and John S. Pistole, head of the TSA, are fired and then indicted?  Don't hold your breath, we're dealing with the Chicago machine alumni who oversee the DOJ and the White House. If you were one of the screeners at Logan who developed cancer while performing their duties, I'm sure this question has real world significance.

One sentence really stands out in this article, "... the TSA sought to downplay the matter and refused to issue employees with dosimeters to measure levels of exposure." If our federal government can so easily abdicate such basic moral responsibility, we can only imagine what new cruelties this Administration is planning against it's own citizens.

Getting cancer or having the private parts of their bodies unwillingly touched has become the impossible choice for people who have already been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. The TSA, with the blessing of this Administration, has now made this horror a stark reality for the traveling public. In the United States, 27% of the female population, and 16 % of the male population were sexually abused as children.  How can any department of the United States government accept such a choice for its citizens?

The following article is a splendid indictment of this corrupt Administration. Responsibility flows up, and "We, the People" must now insure the indictment and prosecution of those responsible for this cover-up. Here are some excerpts. Read the entire article. Then call your elected Federal representatives and let them know how you feel about increasing your cancer risk cancer due to the criminal negligence of Homeland Security and the TSA.

Fearful of provoking further public resistance to naked airport body scanners, the TSA has been caught covering up a surge in cases of TSA workers developing cancer as a result of their close proximity to radiation-firing devices, perhaps the most shocking revelation to emerge from the latest FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

After Union representatives in Boston discovered a "cancer cluster" amongst TSA workers linked with radiation from the body scanners, the TSA sought to downplay the matter and refused to issue employees with dosimeters to measure levels of exposure. The documents indicate how, "A large number of workers have been falling victim to cancer, strokes and heart disease."

As we reported yesterday, newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of the Department of Homeland Security, "publicly mischaracterized" the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests.

In erroneously citing both NIST and the Johns Hopkins School of medicine to claim that the body scanners are safe, the TSA has also deliberately misled the public on the dangers posed by the devices.

Documents obtained by EPIC show that, far from affirming their safety, NIST warned that airport screeners should avoid standing next to full body scanners in order to keep exposure to harmful radiation "as low as reasonably achievable."

Further documents illustrate how a Johns Hopkins study actually revealed that radiation zones around body scanners could exceed the "General Public Dose Limit," contradicting repeated claims by the TSA that Johns Hopkins had validated the safety of the devices.

Let start the clock. How many days until Janet Napolitano and John S. Pistole, head of the TSA, are fired and then indicted?  Don't hold your breath, we're dealing with the Chicago machine alumni who oversee the DOJ and the White House. If you were one of the screeners at Logan who developed cancer while performing their duties, I'm sure this question has real world significance.

One sentence really stands out in this article, "... the TSA sought to downplay the matter and refused to issue employees with dosimeters to measure levels of exposure." If our federal government can so easily abdicate such basic moral responsibility, we can only imagine what new cruelties this Administration is planning against it's own citizens.

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