A British radiographer speaks out against airport x-ray scanners
Anthony Hall is a Senior Reporting Radiographer, holding a Bsc (hons) in Diagnostic Radiography. He is responsible both for the imaging of patients and producing medical reports.
He is also one of the radiation protection supervisors at the hospital where he works - ensuring the equipment is working within safe limits.
On 12th April the Manchester Evening News published an an article which quotes Mr. Hall as follows:
“Every exposure to ionising radiation is a lottery. No expert would ever say that it is safe – they will say that it falls within a safe dose or a limit, but there is no such thing as a safe x-ray."
“No matter how small the dose, it carries a risk and passengers should be given an alternative. I believe it to be outrageous that there is no alternative and it really concerns me."
“There should be an opt-out option provided for anyone who wishes not to receive this additional, man-made, dose.”
Mr Hall joins us today for the entire hour to discuss these issues and much more.
A very important broadcast!