AirPort Scanners and The World’s Biggest Ball of Twine of Bust

Jan 5, 2011 | Leslie Kollar | Health Musings
AirPort Scanners and The World’s Biggest Ball of Twine of Bust

image by: Raimond Spekking

Airport scanners - the government says the amount of radiation is negligible, the manufacturers say it's not a problem...duh, what else are they going to say?

Now I'm not a fatalist, but when our time comes, our time comes, and airplane bombers aside, have we forgotten about bad weather, mechanical failures or those flocks of geese that fly into airplane engines? And who's patting down those pesky geese anyway? 

When it comes to airport scanners, not all of us are completely comfortable with the state of our bodies, so exposing ourselves to a complete x ray version of ourselves isn't that appealing. Not to mention the fact that those who go commando may have to completely alter their lifestyle now just to fly. 

And not all of us are that enthralled with the option of a complete stranger doing a thorough pat down from the bottom of our feet upward. Albeit I realize there may be a very small percentage of the population that would find that experience titillating. (C'mon you thought it, I'm just the one to say it.) 

So what do we do? What happened to the day when we loaded up the 1960 something station wagon and set off on that cross country trip to see the world's largest ball of twine, only to break down in the middle of New Mexico. The only place to eat was a drive in diner where when a whiney nine year old girl ordered a grilled cheese sandwich only to be told by the waitress on roller skates, "Sorry hun, we ain't go no bread". No really - that did happen. 

Let's forget about jetting off to beautiful Paris or exotic Tahiti and go back to those good ol' fashioned road trips from which comes story after to story to be told over and over again at family dinners and holidays for years to come. "We ain't got no bread!" 

Leslie Kollar has over 20 years of experience in the health care field in both the U.S. and Canada. She has worked professionally in medical offices and hospital administration, using her BA in Communications/Public Relations and MBA in Marketing. She has also seen the other side of the health care coin as a 15 year cancer survivor. As a survivor she is passionate that each and every person is and should be responsible for their own health - and with this passion she hopes to inspire, inform and educate through HealthWorldNet. Leslie can be reached at LK Communications [email protected]

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