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Newsletter of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators -- January 2011

Traveling by Air to Training Events -- Are TSA full body scanners dangerous?

Tsa_body_scanner Have you passed through a TSA full body backscatter radiation scanner at the airport? 

Do you send staff to training events that require air travel? 

If you answered yes to either question then you might find this article at the techy blog BoingBoing important:

Jason Bell, "a molecular biologist and biophysicist... a Ph.D. candidate in Steve Kowalczykowski's lab at UC Davis," has posted a detailed critique of the research on the safety of airport backscatter radiation scanners. His specialty is the "molecular mechanism of how mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA2, result in cancer," and he's posted a detailed, lay-friendly explanation of the scientific concerns expressed by the UCSF team that believes that they are unsafe for use.

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