How revealing is the X-ray scanner at the airport?
And is modesty preserved? We answer this and other questions about the airport body scanner
By TTM on 28 December 2009 in Travel Articles
It used to be just your luggage that is systematically X-rayed for x-rated items such as drugs and weapons. But now the scanner can give an amazingly accurate strip-search electronically and is being used to see through clothes, belts and shoes to reveal the naked truth about passengers and what they are carrying through airport security.
How revealing is the Electronic scanner?
Is modesty preserved?
While the scanner is more invasive than a conventional metal detector, Dr Smith says it is more effective as it can detect "21st Century weapons" such as explosives and plastic guns.
What can it detect - apart from the body?
How long does it take to reveal all?
Who else uses the electronic scanner?
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