Thursday, July 14, 2011

Do TSA Scanners Cause Cancer?

Do TSA Scanners Cause Cancer?

"The Electronic Privacy Information Center has obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing that TSA workers in Boston have reported elevated rates of cancer, and that TSA workers’ requests to wear radiation-detecting badges have been denied. According to this account, TSA workers in Portland and Puerto Rico have also reported higher incidences of cancer."



  1. TSA scanners cause severe brain damage as evidenced by the obscenely high incidence of brain damaged airline pilots.

    Those poor blokes are subjected to multiple screenings because TSA projects a high probability of pilots hijacking their own planes. Besides, the TSA has airline pilot "hat envy".

    Happily, the TSA reports not a single successful hijacking by a pilot since DB Cooper jumped out of a B-727.

    Their policies are working.

  2. Gus:

    Are you being facetious, or is there evidence of a higher-than-normal incidence of brain damage among airline pilots?

  3. No, I was only serious about TSA hat-envy....