Not sure what ‘Backscatter Vans’ are?
They are vans equipped with backscatter x-ray machines which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been driving up and down the streets, especially in urban centres, scanning all the people in the viscinity – without their consent or even knowledge. (Yes – just imagine the nightmare scenario: a woman, in the early weeks of pregnancy, stops innocently nearby one of these unmarked surveilance vehicles and has her baby’s DNA scrambled…) This has been happening for quite some time – quetly, but definitely.
Now, through FOIA, there is confirmation that these machines produce x-rays at levels that are unsafe for humans.
But, don’t worry – since they are classified as covert operations machines, they do not need to adhere to them old-fashioned safety standards!