TSA to study health risks of X-ray body scanners


"Administrator Pistole has made a commitment to conduct the study and TSA is following through on that commitment," TSA spokeswoman Lisa Faberstein said in response to an inquiry from The Hill on Tuesday.

The website ProPublica.org has conducted an investigation into TSA's claims about the safety of its body scanners, arguing that the agency has attempt to cover up possible cancers risk from exposure to even the small dose of the radiation that is emitted by the machines.

The website first reported TSA's pledge to review the safety of its X-ray machines.