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Full-Body Scanners Installed at Lindbergh Field

  1. enquirewithin
    Workers at Lindbergh Field have begun installing the full-body scanners inside Terminal One.

    The scanners, which are being placed in 11 airports across the country by the end of the year, are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    Transportation officials will be demonstrating the technology in San Diego on Tuesday.

    The scanners use low-level x-rays to detect any type of hidden weapons or explosives - metallic or non-metallic.

    In addition to Lindbergh Field, the scanners are or will be installed at airports in Los Angeles; San Jose; Oakland; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Kansas City; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; and Charlotte, N.C.
    Even though the faces of passengers are blurred, some passenger rights advocates say the body scan could be too revealing and even upsetting to travelers.
    The idea just doesn't sit right with Barbara Blackshear of Mission Valley. "I don't like the idea that anyone can just see through me and just see me," she said. "It really doesn't feel right."
    Alvin Blackshear however said he feels the invasion of privacy is worth the end result. "I think it's a trade off essentially for better security," he said

    Source: Full-Body Scanners Installed at Lindbergh Field | NBC San Diego


  1. Terrapinzflyer
  2. chloewood
    The Transportation Security Administration has been the target of so much controversy over the exposing full-body X-ray scanners in airports. The bureau claims it will put those machines bankrupt if favor of a different technology it states shows less skin and has fewer health risks. Still, not everyone is convinced.
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