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Australia Tests Radiation Free Body Scanners

Airport Body Scanners

First Posted: 08/09/11 01:19 PM ET Updated: 10/09/11 06:12 AM ET

AOL Travel News:

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.

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