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ALL ABOARD - X-RAY SCREENING


Phoenix airport will be testing a new full body x-ray machine.

Do you feel this is going too far?

Do you feel there will be some health danger to your body?

What are your thoughts about this?

Phoenix Airport To Test X-Ray Screening



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smjayman
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
I think things like this will go a long way toward me never flying again. :-/
playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
I think I'll just start
I think I'll just start driving, or taking a train, or taking the bus from now on!
(no subject) - davev1968 - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
kmilligan
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
These x-ray machines are safe because they use a very low power. You'll get exposed to more radiation on your flight.

But is it going too far? Yes.
stevie_stever
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Actually, even the machines behind the counters aren't all that safe. I would know; I used to work for the TSA. The machines they had prior to the body X-ray machines put out about 450 rads. An X-ray by comparison that you get at the doctor's gets around 250. Neither is bad for small points of time, but the problem is that dust particles when inhaled and/or ingested that get repeatedly picked up will constantly expose a person to those levels for months. Gloves and washing your hands tend to reduce the risk very sharply, but for the year I was on the job, I was the only person on my shift who used them.

Women who became pregnant on the job (as policy at Boston Logan Airport) were banned from the baggage machines.
(no subject) - diagon666 - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - stevie_stever - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - diagon666 - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC) - Expand
I feel it will pose some - playgirl - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: I feel it will pose some - kmilligan - Dec. 6th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - playgirl - Dec. 6th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) - Expand
asifallforever
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Doesn't bother me because i don't fly enough anyway. If it gets me through the screening fasters and on my way to thailand or the philippines i really don't care!
playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
Perhaps someday you'll share
Perhaps someday you'll share with me why you've chosen to live in Thailand or the Philippines.
Re: Perhaps someday you'll share - asifallforever - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Perhaps someday you'll share - uglyface2 - Dec. 6th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Perhaps someday you'll share - asifallforever - Dec. 7th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Perhaps someday you'll share - davev1968 - Dec. 6th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
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playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
I know...
I know. The Bible says so! :o(
golfguy
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
Doesn't bother me in the least. If it keeps us safe, I don't mind at all.
playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Yes, but what if
Yes, but what if we develop cancer because of it, somewhere along the line? :o(
diagon666
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
Full body Xray? If it's like any normal medical xray machine, then yes, it's going to have major health concerns. If they've finally started using some of the newer technology machines, which use lower radiation and then most health concerns are recognized as a "by product of safety"...

But then all of this has one other, teensie tiny, nagging question... Who's going to have to pay for all of this new technology?

I know who I'm guessing.
playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
And should this THINGY
You're guessing correctly. And should this THINGY cause us major bodily harm in the future, who's going to pay our medical bills? I know who I'm guessing, too!
dlanor
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Full body X-ray, in my opinion is going too far.

Just another case of Bin Laden beating us to death with our own fear. Will the madness never end? I am sure it will not. For those who travel a lot like flight crews and the people who work with those machines, all can expect more cancer in the future, it is inevitable. sigh!
playgirl
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
And the MADNESS continues!
And the MADNESS continues!

NEVER did I imagine the day would come, when we Americans would become crazed, whimpering, terrified little mice!! NEVER!

As it is, every where I turn, I know someone who has cancer!

You get a poor person who has to travel many times a year by airplane, and having to go through this x-ray screening machine, and what will he end up getting a few years from now? I believe I know! CANCER!
uglyface2
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Don't like it one bit. If these are the machines I've heard about, they give the screeners an eyeful. I'm not keen on letting Random Federal Employee X see my urinary expulsion organ, if you catch my meaning.
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
I won't like it, either.

I'm sure most people will feel most unconfortable at having a total stranger looking at their every nook and cranny!

davev1968
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Meh.

I rarely fly. I prefer to drive. I don't neccessarily think it is going too far. We will know that it has gone too far when people stop flying.

Personally, I feel sorry for the screeners that have to look at us on average obese Americans. Unless you are a chubby chaser, there isn't a whole lot to get excited about.

Besides, the images are about as erotic or revealing and a Barbie Doll.
playgirl
Dec. 7th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
I fly on an average of about 3 times per year, but if this x-ray screening is going to be the norm, then I will start thinking of other ways to travel.

What worries me are the x-rays penetrating my body.


(no subject) - davev1968 - Dec. 7th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
a_phoenix
Dec. 8th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely no problems with it as long as it doesn't cause health problems.

I travel for work from time to time and I support it if it makes things safer and the security lines move faster as long as it is safe for everyone.
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