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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:16 AM   1
PocoHR
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airport security scanners...grrrrrr


So, you might have heard about the new body scanners they are using at airports in the states. I just looked up radiation and the new security scanners, and there are questionably bad amounts of radiation (I would prefer an unborn child of mine to be exposed to NO radiation) being emitted. I am super pissed off at this ridiculous paranoia. I am travelling to the states in December and I will NOT allow them to give me an X-Ray. There is just no way in hell I would take that risk while ttc.

Anyone else experience airport security scanners while pregnant or ttc?



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:29 AM   2
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Not sure you will get very far on your journey if you refuse



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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:33 AM   3
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i think they are thinking of pulling them after several people have found that you are more likely to die from the radiation from them than being blown up by someone getting through with a bomb

i am not sure what they will do if you refuse but if you could say i am trying to conceive and i could be pregnant now but its too early to take a test i would appreciate you not making me, by all means do a body search and i'll take off shoes etc but i am fearful for the safety of my baby,

to be honest they dont test everyone so you might not even get asked i wouldnt imagine that they would ever pick a woman who obviously looked pregnant so you could just play the pregnancy card



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:34 AM   4
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Oooh thats kinda scary...I have to fly in February



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:39 AM   5
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To be honest I kind of agree with the Xrays. If it stops those stupid people that want to blow planes up!
I'm not sure what the rules are with x-raying pregnant women but when I'm pregnant, I just won't fly
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:40 AM   6
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Well...I've gotta fly for work...no choice! Hmm...



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:43 AM   7
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I will opt for the body-pat which I have heard is horribly invasive. Radiation is so dangerous, there is no way I will expose myself to it, because especially on the day we will fly, I may have conceived. But, the whole thing is nonsense. And not surprisingly, the lovely company which supplied the TSA with all these stupid scanners more than doubled their budget for political lobbying in the last two years.... ridiculous. It just annoys me that as a pregnant (or possibly pregnant) person the only choice you have is being groped by a stranger senselessly.



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:49 AM   8
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But do you not feel safer?
It's horrible to have it done, yeah I agree, but it needs to be done
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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 08:50 AM   9
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maybe i'm wrong but i thought i read somewhere that if flying in/through/out of european airports it is mandatory that you do the body scanners, there is no alternative if you are picked for secondary screening?



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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 09:01 AM   10
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The new TSA Body Scanner is wrong! I understand where they are going with the whole BOMB thing but, really!? No one heard about the guy recently(don't remember where) got caught masturbating to the images of women!?!? Those practically naked photos of people get leaked whether they say it doesn't or does!

Sadly, some airports are even going as far as slapping you with a $11,000 fine if you choose private screenings!! It's ridiculous if you ask me. And going TOO far. HOW often are there bombs on planes!? It has happened a handful of times!

Sorry, don't mean to rant but, no thanks! lol



 
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