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A volunteer stands inside a "millimeter wave" scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport Dec. 30, 2009, in Arlington, Va. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How Much Radiation Are We Getting At Airports?

Denver International Airport has what are called, millimeter wave technology machines. They use the same type of waves used by a cell phone. What’s the risk there? Well considering the amount of energy is thousands of times less than a cell phone transmission — we’ll let you judge.

11/30/2010