Safety of cabinet X-ray systems is usually a hot topic whenever people see these system placed near public checkpoints. The astrophysics xis 6040 is a good example of a cabinet X-ray system that is used for screening and inspecting baggage at a public checkpoint. According to the manufacturer, the system is safe for people standing or walking near it when producing X-rays. This system is safe because its manufacturing process is regulated even before it can be made available to the public. Moreover, the system is regulated to ensure that it does not emit radiation that can pose a health and safety hazard.
According to safety radiation standards, the radiation produced from cabinet X-ray systems should not go beyond 0.5 milliroentgens of exposure in an hour at whatever degree 5 cm from its external surface. The astrophysics xis 6040 X-ray system emits less than 0.5 milliroentgens. The system also comes with more safety features and some of these include an interlock, several warning labels and warning signs. When you compare the average background radiation people receive in a year, which stands at 360 millirem, you will find that the less than 0.5 milliroentgens produced by this system is less harmful. Background radiation is basically radiation that is ever present in the environment.
Because of its safety guarantee, a pregnant woman walking or standing near the astrophysics xis 6040 will not be harmed in any way. The radiation emission limits on this system is restrictive such that there is no more hazard for any type of populations including pregnant women and children. The safety of people who operate this machine is also guaranteed. At airports where these systems can mostly be found, it is common to find people eating food, using medicines, applying cosmetics and drinking beverages. Although a safety concern issue might arise, it is generally safe to do all these things near the system because there are no adverse effects.