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Airport Full Body Scanners - Do you opt out?

Do you allow airports to use the full body scanner to screen you?  

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18 hours ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

Not yet my son, but I'll pray for you.  

What's the big secret? Yet another debunked conspiracy theory?

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I dont full scan anymore......because, I have Titanium knee and shoulder so they are always going to give me the wand job anyway.

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1 hour ago, dotpoom said:

What's the point of having them ....if one is allowed to "opt out" ?

The first full body scanners in use at Suvarnabhumi were in the Priority Lane 2016 or 2017 (I'm not sure). There were no way to opt out.

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OP what’s the answer to you riddle..

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I don't have a problem with them, as i'm a white Anglo Saxon who never travels with a stomach full of coke filled condoms...

Whats the prob unless you are a Nigerian drug runner or South American cocaine mule?

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10 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

I don't have a problem with them, as i'm a white Anglo Saxon who never travels with a stomach full of coke filled condoms...

Whats the prob unless you are a Nigerian drug runner or South American cocaine mule?

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But not everyone agrees. Some experts say the cancer risk may be higher because they believe the per-scan dose is higher. Others use math that yields a different estimate of the additional number of cancers. In an article in the April 2011 issue of Radiology, Dr. David Brenner of Columbia University estimates that one billion of the backscatter x-ray scans would result in 100 additional cancers, which he says "no longer represents a trivial population risk." Brenner's position is that the cancer risk from backscatter x-ray scanners might be acceptable, given the benefits of possibly stopping a terrorist, but millimeter-wave scanning is a feasible alternative that doesn't involve any ionizing radiation exposure, so why not use it?

The TSA's stance is that by investing in multiple suppliers of imaging technology, it's able to leverage competition to procure systems that "provide the best value to the government."

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/are-full-body-airport-scanners-safe

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2 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

Yeah, well, it's dangerous walking out the front door.

Something's gonna get us one day, even if it's an x-ray machine in the local hospital checking your ulcer....

I never said the opposite but to say you don't care because you are not a drug mule is not the point for most peoples.

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3 hours ago, legend49 said:

Thais security again dont understand how to use them. I saw them last week at Swampy make an alien take off his flip flops as the scanner maybe cant see through rubber? He couldnt believe it; got so irate he threw the flip flops in the rubbish bin there.

Hey asking too much. Do you really think there has been / will be comprehensive training to the point where the staff understand WHY? 

 

WHY? Let's face it 99% of the staff attended typical government schools where they learn the correct answer (if they're lucky) but have no understanding whatever of WHY it's the correct answer or approach etc. And not their fault.

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3 hours ago, legend49 said:

Thais security again dont understand how to use them. I saw them last week at Swampy make an alien take off his flip flops as the scanner maybe cant see through rubber? He couldnt believe it; got so irate he threw the flip flops in the rubbish bin there.

I know, right?!  Racist airport security, always hassling the Aliens!

 

Tell him to wear his protest Converse next time, that'll really show 'em. 

Do your alien mate a solid, hook him up with a pair of socks, bro, the floors are funky.

 

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2 minutes ago, DefaultName said:

First they take your belt, then tell you to stand in the scanner with your hands over your head.  Just how are my trousers supposed to stay on?  I'm not particularly shy, but giving half the airport an eyeful isn't on my bucket list.  😋

 

Don't go commando 

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I do not travel anywhere since airports are worst than Guantanamo !

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

Hey asking too much. Do you really think there has been / will be comprehensive training to the point where the staff understand WHY? 

 

WHY? Let's face it 99% of the staff attended typical government schools where they learn the correct answer (if they're lucky) but have no understanding whatever of WHY it's the correct answer or approach etc. And not their fault.

And never forget that that also applies to 90% of Thai polititians and all those in positions of authority in Thailand. This is compounded by their probable purchase of their job rather than getting it on merit. Most worrying is that this may also apply to physicians.

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