Yes, we all know that I am crazy and cannot be trusted to be rational about medical concerns. Still, a few scientists and doctor types have expressed concern about the airport scanning and X-raying. For myself, well, there are body parts that I still need which have had their lifetime dose of radiation . . . so I try to stay far away.
“They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,” Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, told AFP. “No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know X-rays are hazardous, but we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,” he said.
*I* sure ain’t eager to fly. I do not fly. I love the train! I love my car! I think it might be fun to hitchhike with a long-haul trucker sometime, even. But until I can fly through the air like Superman, I don’t fly.