i've been scanned in a full body scanner before. i dont really see the problem with them.
you also get bumped to the front of the security queue (unless of course they're making everyone have them).
and they are hardly strong rays. and you cant really say they penetrate you're body. they quite obviously reflect off your skin
i don't think it's ridiculous at all .It's for our safety. 1 scan won't harm you
Imagine how you would feel though if you were opposed to these scans, they didn't exist and a terrorist blew up a plane and killed someone you love because they had snuck explosives onto the plane. Then hearing 'If full body scanners had scanned the terrorist, this atrocity would have been prevented'.
"Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said in the immediate future only a small proportion of airline passengers would be selected for scanning."
It might be annoying but tightening the security is the only natural thing to do to be honest. There is no other way of reducing the chance of the terrorists making it through to the plane.
Also, the radiation from a body scan is quite tiny really, the rays used to get the image are effectively radiowaves. Definitely not 'extremely damaging' as you put it.
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.
So what? All you can see is the outline, there's barely any detail at all. Even if there was, so what? It's only a penis/breasts/crotch for god's sake. Are you one of these people that doesn't use communal changing rooms and showers at swimming pools?
Besides, it's not like there's gonna be some guy at Heathrow airport getting off 50,000 times a day to the x-ray outline of a stranger's genitalia.
How much scientific knowledge do you possess to be able to make such claims that the EM waves are dangerous to humans?
they cant even see powders, liquids or plastics. its pathetic, just another step towards no civil liberties as far as im concerned.
in order to avoid being sued for discrimination, the airports will avoid scanning anybody from the muslim population.
(yes i know that not all terrorists are muslim, but seriously when the next attack happens the attacker is almost definately going to be one. And yes, i know that you cant always tell who is muslim by looking at them, but 99.9999% you can.)
And, they cant see powders, plastics , liquids or up your jacksy.