A Shiny Badge writer was on his way through SFO this morning. As usual, he declined the X-Ray scanner.
“I don’t want to get cancer,” he told the TSA Officer.
Apparently, the TSA thinks cancer is hilarious, because this was their reaction:
Despite the fact that the a former TSA chief of staff recently died from cancer at a young age, the TSA thinks cancer is one big joke.
Your chances of getting cancer increases very slightly with each exposure to X-Ray radiation. Admittedly, if the machines are operating properly and the TSA is using them correctly, there’s a small risk. But there will be a few more cases of cancer each year because of the TSA scanners.
In the long term, more people will die of cancer from the TSA scanners than will die from terrorist attacks.
Please say no to the TSA scanners; don’t worry if the TSA laughs at you. And remember to watch them like a hawk so they don’t steal your iPad!