Experts convened by health authorities have raised questions about airport X-Ray machines because they violated a longstanding principle in radiation safety — that humans shouldn’t be X-rayed unless there is a medical benefit.
Although they’ve been approved all over the world, there is now overwhelming evidence that the naked body airport scanners are exposing millions to super high frequency microwave radiation.
When you buy your plane ticket, you will be subject to an invasive search of your body. As you attempt to board your flight, you enter the clear, plastic phone booth like tube, the millimeter wave scanner. In the tube you will be exposed to the cell changing effects of 24 – 30 billion cycles per second (GHz) of approximately 1 centimeter long microwaves of electrical and magnetic energy. Each centimeter squared of your body will be exposed to approximately 0.013 milliwatts (a measurement of power) of radiation for the duration of the 1.5 second long scan.
Last year, the United States began marching millions of airline passengers through the X-ray body scanners, parting ways with countries in Europe and elsewhere that have concluded that such widespread use of even low-level radiation posed an unacceptable health risk.
A ProPublica/PBS NewsHour investigation of how this decision was made shows that in post-9/11 America, security issues can trump even long-established medical conventions. The final call to deploy the X-ray machines was made not by the FDA, which regulates drugs and medical devices, but by the TSA, an agency whose primary mission is to prevent terrorist attacks.
Unlike Clark Kent who enters a phone booth to reveal his heroic self and save the planet, you will be searched without your full consent by this machine because of the presumption that you are a threat to American democracy until you prove yourself otherwise. To be proven safe, government employees and government machines want to see you naked. This millimeter wave machine will document and photograph yours, and friends and family’s breasts, vagina, and penis to see if you are carrying any lethal weapons. Until you are indecently searched, you are considered a threat and treated as such.
While the TSA claims not to save the data, the machines have the capability to send and save the images. The data is likely secretly sent to one of the National Security Administration (NSA’s) computer spying centers just in case you are a threat that was not caught? This strip search has been derived from technology developed at U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Lab, with additional research and development support provided by the TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Perhaps a more accurate term for the scanners would be Militarywave scanners.
In the quest to conquer the outer world projections of America’s problem, “terrorists,” radiation emitting technology that has never been deployed on the public, nor independently tested on animals, or small groups of humans for safety has been implemented. This is the federal government’s massive power grab, in which they attempt to penetrate deeply into our privacy until a judge, or state makes them stop. In this billion dollar conquest of civil liberties, the government has not spent much money, time, or effort to honestly evaluate whether the technology is safe to use on the public, or even if it is effective in stopping the projected threats. Instead moral values, the constitution, the rights of children have been thrown out the window in some perverted attempt to see a “terrorist” (and you) naked.
Recently, Europe has banned the use of x-ray scanners because they don’t want to cause cancer in a certain portion of the population. In order to thwart the TSA’s perverted foothold into our life, hopefully reports such as this one will shed light on the health dangers of the untested millimeter wave technology.
The problem is that the public has not yet hit the boiling point of anger against the governmental machine who give the public two options. Either consent to scanning or opt out of scans and instead choose to have their breasts, buttocks and genitals touched. The part of the public outraged by the groping and molestation, walks through the millimeter or x-ray scanners, praying not to be selected by a false alarm to then be groped by the neighborhood TSA agent. All the while hoping that what the radiation they are being exposed to will not harm them. For many people the indignity of being groped is worse than the radiation.
Meanwhile the courts have ignored that the fact that the TSA touching our children is “NOT okay”, and that Americans have the God given right to privacy and bodily protection. I hope that shedding light on the problems with millimeter wave technology will help the TSA abandon the digital strip search, and hopefully contribute towards the ending of our privacy invasions. Because if everyone had to be groped, there would be outrage. And if everyone had to be scanned naked, there would be outrage. But because there is neither, the TSA has slithered away and avoided responsibility because the public’s anger has been defused to some degree.
At the time of this publication, the TSA does not have any safety data for either of their millimeter wave or x-ray scanners on their website. Furthermore, when the TSA was to locate copies of the scanner safety reports, they claimed that they did not have them and referred me to the FDA, who has not responded.
The scientists that understand millimeter waves are not usually if ever in the field of health care. Furthermore, scientists that understand millimeter waves work in the field and expose themselves daily to millimeter wave radiation. In their mind, this technology is safe, even though it has not been proven safe. There is a belief system in the scientific community that microwave radiation is safe because they do not understand the mechanism in which low doses of microwave radiation can cause harmful effects. Not because harmful effects do not exists, or have not been proven, but because nobody is even looking.
Why You Should Care About Super High Frequency Non-Ionizing (Microwave) Radiation
Everything we do is controlled or enabled by electrical signals in our brain and nervous system. The cells in our bodies are microscopic entities filled with a salt water type solution surrounded by a wall (cell membrane). One of the features of the cells in our bodies is that they control and regulate the exchange of electrically charged ions across the cell. Our cells even create their own very faint electromagnetic fields through the organization of mitochondria and microtubules. This electrical design of the cells was not created by humans, but by the greater power that created the vastly complex and miraculous biological system known as our human body.
A survey of studies regarding the safety of millimeter wave technology conducted by the U.S. Airforce states that in the natural world, super high frequency non-ionizing (microwave) radiation such as that used by the TSA’s millimeter wave scanner is virtually non-existant. In other words for five billion years, life forms have evolved and changed on our planet without any interference from, or protection against super high frequency microwave radiation. As a result, the Airforce study cites evidence that cells might use this super high frequency spectrum to communicate with each other. Experiments have not proven the mechanism in which cells are effected by low doses of radiation. However, just like when one power line goes down in your neighborhood, everyone loses power. In the same way, disrupting the electrical currents of cells near the surface of our skin, could have other far reaching and unintended effects. These effects are untested, and unknown because of the void of research related to millimeter waves.
Only in recent years has the public been exposed to technology that operates in these extremely high frequencies. This technology has been introduced without any human or animal safety tests. Exposing the public to this type of radiation is not normal, nor is it ethical without rigorous, thorough and long term testing. While the government hides behind standards set by the military and computer industry for safety, the reality is that microwave radiation will likely fall into the same category as DDT and cigarettes. Once heralded and promised to be safe, and now known to be a threat to human health and well being.
Let us explore more in depth the existing evidence on low dosage radiation and super high frequencies and how it can affect the human body when we enter the airport in and attempt to freely travel to our destinations.
The best analogy for microwave radiation is microwave ovens because it is something tangible that we can see and most of us understand. Microwave ovens operate at a frequency that is very close to cell phones, 2.45GHz. It makes the molecules of the food vibrate to produce heat.