Continuing Its Path of Health Destruction:
Canada Approves Harmful Airport Scanners
They're being approved all over the world. The U.S., U.K., Russia,
Australia, Europe and now Canada. Scanners which have potentially
devastating health effects have received the blessing of Canada's
They're being marketed worldwide as the next greatest airport
scanning technology. The new scanners will allow airport security
officials to lift the ban and cease current restrictions on traveling
with cosmetics, liquids and other personal care products that
have been considered a threat since the 9/11 attacks on the United
"They've planned this very well," said health freedom
activist Gerard Stevens. "First they spend years making everybody
angry and frustrated for restricting carry-on items at airports,
and now they launch deadly x-ray machines which are being fraudulently
acclaimed as the savior that will allow the ban to be lifted."
Stevens claims that Canadian citizens are being conditioned like
dogs into an ever increasing fear-based state of mind. "There
is no longer a regard for health or freedom of choice in Canada,
as people are slowly being coerced into systematically giving
up their rights," Stevens added.
Chantal Bernier, Canada's assistant federal privacy commissioner,
said Friday the national air security agency has successfully
answered her office's questions about the project. The system,
tested in British Columbia at the Kelowna airport, has stirred
controversy because the scanner produces ''naked'' images of passengers.
"It is a very touchy issue, and we have addressed it with
exactly that level of care," Bernier told a gathering of
security officials and academics.
"In our view, these privacy safeguards meet the test for
the proper reconciliation of public safety and privacy,"
Meanwhile, many such scanners are reportedly using terahertz (THz)
waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic
spectrum between microwaves and infrared. Emerging
evidence suggests that although the forces generated are tiny,
resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA,
creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly
interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.
"Anything that interferes with DNA replication can cause
cell death," said geneticist Andrew Lau. "Cell mutations
and chromosomal aberrations would likely be more common once such
scanners are implemented." Lau stated that the cumulative
radiation would likely affect passengers in the long-term.
In a preliminary assessment early last year, the air-security
authority said the scanner project amounted to a "low privacy
risk" due to the built-in safeguards.
The scanners are already in use at airports in cities including
Amsterdam, Moscow and Phoenix. They are also found in the high-security
"green zone" of Baghdad and at some U.S. courthouses
Morning Herald reported two weeks ago that the Melbourne Airport
was implementing similar scanners that could see the genitals
of passengers. Transport security authorities are trialing the
new "X-ray backscatter" body scanner, which has been
described by critics as a "virtual strip search".
Tests are also being carried out on new scanning equipment in
airports across the European Union and Asia with Kromek
scanning products using spectral radiation.
RapiScan Systems scanners as reported
in the Telegraph are being deployed in the U.K. under intense
criticism since they can show up any breast enlargements and a
clear outline of passengers' private parts.
Despite increasing evidence linking radio frequencies to miscarriage,
cancer, and electomagnetic
hypersensitivity, the Canadian air-security authority says
the radio frequency waves emitted by the body scanner meets health-and-safety
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November 2, 2009