With all the talk and controversy against the new Transportation Security Agency’s (TSA) full body scanners, this begs the question – how safe are they for pregnant women? These full body scanners do emit radiation – after all, they are taking an x-ray of your body – but how much radiation do they emit? Will they cause harm to the pregnant woman and her developing baby?
Everyone knows that radiation is unhealthy for the everyday Joe and Jane. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that long-term, low-level exposure to radiation can cause mutations in your DNA, and it increases your risk of cancer. The DNA mutations can affect your health, and it can also be passed down to your future children. According to the EPA’s Website, there is no “safe” level of radiation exposure.