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Phalanges
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(Original post by Bagration)
Privacy.
How?
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(Original post by Itchynscratchy)
I would quite like the source for this and if it's a newspaper it can be safely ignored.
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/ :rolleyes:
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I hate the idea of these scanners. Eurgh.

Going through airport security is stressful enough as it is, now these things make the whole experience rather unpleasant.
surely walking through a scanner is less unpleasant than being felt up because your belt buckle or earrings happened to make the beepy arch thing go off :confused:
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(Original post by Shadowplay)
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/ :rolleyes:
If you make claims then you should be able to back them up, it's called science. Giving me the home page for a journal is not a source, show me the paper so I can read it. (and before you say ''why don't you do it yourself?'' you are the one making the claims)

Besides, as another poster said a CT scan involves much more of a dose than airport scanners which as I said give a dose that is 20 times less than your daily background. If there is a risk from them, it will not be from the radiation (and if it is then we all have a serious problem all the time)

EDIT: I found it anyway, the increase is 29000 in 70 million which is an increase of roughly 1 in 2500. That's probably acceptable given the problems people are being scanned for
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I was under the impression that it was the Government installing these scanners, not private firms?
Well it's government policy rather than law, so for the moment it's the airports that are installing them themselves. As for the privacy concerns, I suspect they are drowned out overall by the safety concerns. It may not be as effective as they would have us believe, but terrorism/anti-terrorism is an arms race and we need to implement every possible measure in order to make things harder for the terrorists. IMHO if it saves one person's life then it's worth it.
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(Original post by Shadowplay)
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/ :rolleyes:


:rolleyes:


SOURCE PLEASE.


What you gave is completely unrelated to what you said.


"Results of the Louisiana Obese Subjects Study"


Yeah... CT scan related alright.
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I'm concerned about the health impact not so much as privacy - nobody can say that they're 100% safe, because that had been said of CT scans for decades, and last year we find out that they "deliver far more radiation than previously believed and may contribute to 29000 new cancers each year, along with 14500 deaths."
Nothing's 100% safe, but we get exposed to all sorts of radiation in our everyday life - from mobile phone towers, mobile phones themselves, Wireless networks, microwaves, smoke detectors, light-up watches, ... should we ban them too?
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I really don't see why this would be a problem if you've got nothing to hide.
And to all those who say its an invasion of privacy....its nothing they haven't seen before :p:
Plus, would you rather have someone frisking you face to face and taking up time doing so?
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(Original post by RightSaidJames)
Nothing's 100% safe, but we get exposed to all sorts of radiation in our everyday life - from mobile phone towers, mobile phones themselves, Wireless networks, microwaves, smoke detectors, light-up watches, ... should we ban them too?
As well as the earth, the sun and our own bones!
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oh please get over yourself. Its just a body. Everyone has a body. They're not going to strip you naked in front of everyone.

You can go out in short skirts wiggling your asses and tiny bra with your tits jumping up and down but you can't take a body scan? come on..
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Some passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports will have to go through full body scanners before boarding their flights under new rules.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8490860.stm


So does that mean only selected people will be scanned ?!

I would definitely not want to have my whole body image being generated, and I have a feeling that in few years time, they will raise concerns to the public about the danger of the scan because I'm sure having your whole body penetrated through with such strong rays can extremely damage the body cells!

I think this is rediculous!
Don't fly to the USA then.... you won't get body scanned before boarding any other flights.
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I really don't see the fuss that people have with them. So what the security officials who scan you will be able to see a seemingly naked you? It's a just a body for god's sake, we all have one. I'd much much rather have that than be blown up on a plane!
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(Original post by algérie_mon_amour)
Some passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports will have to go through full body scanners before boarding their flights under new rules.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8490860.stm


So does that mean only selected people will be scanned ?!

I would definitely not want to have my whole body image being generated, and I have a feeling that in few years time, they will raise concerns to the public about the danger of the scan because I'm sure having your whole body penetrated through with such strong rays can extremely damage the body cells!

I think this is rediculous!
its like an x ray image. People could look at porn on the internet more easily and more enjoyably than one of those images.
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(Original post by Jammie300)
Where is your source to tell me that these full body scanners are harmful? Also, what is wrong with seeing a ghosted image of your body, when you cant even see your private parts
and wheres your source to tell me full body scanners are not harmful? :p:
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Why is it ridiculous?

Were you planning on carrying explosives?
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Radiation or no radiation, these scanners will clearly be of concern to some who feel their privacy is exposed in such a manner.

Saying that it's for security reasons is reasonable enough, but to what extent is the government willing to go to 'fight' these terrorists before completely eroding all our civil liberties
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(Original post by Doyle&TheFourFathers)
and wheres your source to tell me full body scanners are not harmful? :p:
Erm, I didnt make any statement saying they were not harmful, just asking for a source. Trying to put words in my mouth, please stop it. You should work in politics
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(Original post by Phalanges)
Are you suggesting the Detroit bomber was a conspiracy to allow the introduction of full body scanners?
It's not an unreasonable suggestion.
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(Original post by CharlieDon'tSurf)
Why is it ridiculous?

Were you planning on carrying explosives?
WTF?!
Thanks God, I'm not the only person arguing that these scanners are exposing one's privacy !
If you don't mind having your body pictured, I do!
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So step up the security instead.....to be honest I wouldn't want to get in one of them scanners im self concious enough as I am!!!! I'd point blank refuse.
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