TSA officials admitted that TSA contractors kept incorrect records of radiation emitted by the $180,000 whole body scanners being deployed at airports.

More than one in four reports — randomly selected from thousands of reports over two years and covering 15 airports — included gross errors about radiation emissions. That is completely unacceptable when it comes to monitoring radiation.

— Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Unlike other places where employees are subjected to radiation, the TSA doesn’t allow screeners to wear radiation-sensitive badges to monitor for excessive exposure.