Canadian Authorities Approve Controversial Scanner Technology

3 November 2009 (Last Updated November 3rd, 2009 18:30)

The controversial 'see through' scanner technology that has recently been introduced in the UK and US has also received approval from the Canadian national air security agency. The device produces a 3D outline of a person's naked body and can detect plastic explosives or other dangerous

The controversial 'see through' scanner technology that has recently been introduced in the UK and US has also received approval from the Canadian national air security agency.

The device produces a 3D outline of a person's naked body and can detect plastic explosives or other dangerous items.

Only passengers that require additional screening are required to pass through the machines and they can still opt for a physical check.

The scanner emits low-level radio frequency waves that meet Canadian health and safety standards.

The scanners have already been tested at Kelowna International Airport in British Columbia.