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We will not be able to determine whether the U.S. Congress' interest in scanner technology has more to do with actual concerns or real politics until partisan bickering cools down.

The body scanners widely used for airport screening have raised concerns about privacy, health risks and long lines at security checkpoints. But now, a more fundamental issue is getting attention from lawmakers: whether these scanners are effective at detecting explosives that could bring down a plane.

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Tags: security, tsa

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