Full Body Scanners Are Not Safe For Pregnant Women

Information About Pregnancy and Flying

Recently a lot of airports, particularly in the US, have decided to add to their security screening process full body scanners, which produces an image of your nude body through your clothes in order to look for hidden objects. Apart from the privacy concerns of these backscatter x-ray scanners also deliver a low dose of radiation during the scanning process. Whilst the makers of these machines argue that the radiation dose is very small the International Atomic Energy Agency and World Health Organization have recommended that pregnant women and small children do not use these devices. You should instead insist on having a pat down search of your body by a female security officer.

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