Airport scanner row leaves angry doctor grounded as he claims machines may cause cancer

A hospital consultant was grounded after he refused to go through a ‘naked’ X-ray scanner at an airport, claiming it could give him cancer.

Tony Aguirre expected to be offered a traditional ‘pat-down’ search instead.

But he was not allowed to board the plane from Manchester to Zurich and was escorted out

Mr Aguirre, an eye specialist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, said he was treated like a criminal because he was not prepared to accept a ‘radiation assault’.

He said: ‘X-rays are known to cause cancer and I think somebody will get cancer from this body scanner whether it’s me or someone else.’

READ MORE AT:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009947/Airport-scanner-row-leaves-angry-doctor-grounded-claims-machines-cause-cancer.html?ITO=1490

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