Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has received a request for a scientific opinion on the health effects of security scanners for passenger screening (based on X-ray technology).
Scope of the call for information:
Interested parties are invited to submit any relevant information that could assist the scientific committee in the identification of all technologies using X-Rays for security screening of passengers and in the determination of personal doses of X-Rays received by passengers being screened and by operators or security personnel remaining for extended periods in close proximity to the equipment in operation.
Submission of information:
All information should be submitted in electronic form to Sanco-SCENIHR-Secretariat AT ec.europa.euspecifying "Security scanners - Call for Information" in the subject line of the e-mail.
All information is considered public unless otherwise stated by the provider
A document on guidelines for submission of contributions, containing criteria for the call for information and guidance for submission can be found here
Deadline for submission of information: 27 January 2012.
More information on SCENIHR and the other Scientific Committees of the European Commission can be found here