EU bans ‘naked’ airport security scanners after cancer fears

X-ray body scanners at airports have been banned by Brussels amid fears they could cause cancer.

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Fred Attewil

The devices, widely criticised because they make passengers who go through them appear naked, emit low doses of radiation.

The EU has now told member states not to install them until a scientific assessment of the risks has been carried out.

Manchester airport, which has 16 of the £80,000 machines and bars anyone refusing a scan from boarding a flight, has been told it can continue using them for another year.

However, no new machines will be allowed to ‘protect citizens’ health and safety’.

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