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Are Airport X-Ray Scanners Hazardous to Your Health? "The individual risks associated with X-ray backscatter scanners are probably extremely small, but if all 800 million airport annual users are screened via X-ray, then the risk rate is multiplied by a large number – and that implies a potential public health and . TSA Airport Scanner FAQ - The Truth About TSA Scanners In October 2009, the TSA awarded Rapiscan a $25.4 million contract to supply airport checkpoints with its Secure 1000 model back-scatter X-ray machine. The administration also purchased and tested 40 of L-3 Communication's . New Airport X-Rays Scan Bodies, Not Just Bags - The . Feb 24, 2007· The X-ray machine is intended to detect guns or explosives. Credit Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press The vending-machine-size device, which costs about $110,000, will be used only when passengers are pulled aside for a more thorough check, known as secondary screening, after passing through a metal .    Read More