Use of X-rays on immigrant children questioned in the U.K.

04/24/2012 | BBC

In the United Kingdom, Education Secretary Michael Gove is questioning the U.K. Border Agency's policy of using X-rays to establish children's ages, saying the practice could needlessly expose youth to radiation. The practice, reintroduced in March, is used in cases where the ages of people claiming to be children are disputed. Gove said he is seeking to find a balance between protecting the integrity of the country's borders and safeguarding children.

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