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Old 12-30-2009, 10:13 PM
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After all the hassles, embarrassment, health risks that all the good citizens go through, the terrorists will still find infinite ways to do their work.

FYI, I have found this article (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091231/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_airport_screening_q_a - broken link) about the new airport scanners.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:22 AM
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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They probably do not pose any huge risk. I am sure there have been many studies. And besides how often are you near them. TSA workers, pilots etc.. are around them all the time and until they start getting negative health affects I think the general public will be fine. You get more radiation flying in an airplane at 39,000ft where there is much less protection in the atmosphere to the sun's radiation. Yet there have not seem to be any major problems to airline pilots from this either.

I would be more worried about my computer screen or cell phone then an x-ray machine I might go through 30-40 times a year max.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:50 AM
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The point is, whether or not being X-ray'd at the airport is not "up to us". It's an imposed risk. Many flights are necessary. Suppose your loved one is gravely ill in another country? Or your work requires you to travel a lot? Airfares are expensive and only the very wealthy decide whether to make a trip on a whim.

Choice of whether to fly should not equal to choice of whether to be scanned by X-ray. That is an invasive scanning. I would have no problem with ultrasound scanning.

Cell phones are different. You have more choices on that.
No on ehas to fly and they even pay for it. many epople actaully refuse to fly. There are alot of people required to use cellphne for work than have to fly;I guarnateee you. But i the end none has to do anyhting.
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