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You are stating 1 man's personal opinion and experience. This can variate among many different people, and therefore to state 1 mans personal opinion is not very accurate.

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In conclusion, TSA airport full body scanners are an asset to ensure human safety and to protect human lives, as well as to prevent terrorist deeds from happening. With its technology, the airport whole body scanners do not violate the privacy of passengers as it is proven to blur the passengers faces and private areas, effectively. The scans do very little harm to our body, and therefore, having the TSA perform full body scans on passengers is rather an asset than nuisance, and is implied to protect the lives of many rather than to create a controversy.

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According to the TSA, the scanning machines are harmless. People who believe that the scanning machines do more bad than good, or those who believe they will be overexposed to radiation, the TSA offers them the option of a physical pat-down. The whole reason behind the TSA scanning machines is to ensure the safety of passengers. Would you rather complain about taking 15 seconds of your life going through a 3 dimensional scanner, or be on an airplane with someone who has a bomb hidden in their underwear or shoe; waiting for the perfect time to set it off?

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Events as such support why TSA scans should be implied:

1) In 2004, when they had no body scans; 2 suicide terrorists boarded planes containing bombs in their underclothes. There were approximately 134 people killed between the 2 terrorist attacks. To prevent terrorism attacks or any other form of bombing, the TSA has implied scans, merely to prevent incidents as such for happening again.

2) Again, before the TSA scanners were implied, on December 25th, 2009, a man smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam towards Detroit, planning to set off the bomb in the plane. The bomber, AbdulMutallab, had sewn plastic explosives to his underwear, knowing that airport security would not find it. If it weren’t for the coincidence of AbdulMutallab plan failing, he would have bombed the Northwest Airlines flight. With incident as such, TSA scanning machines are an asset to ensure passengers safety and to make sure that such incidents are prevented.

If you'd like to find more reasons to support this argument or to prove yourself wrong:

- Ariosto, David, and Deborah Feyerick. "Christmas Day Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison -" CNN. Cable News Network, 17 Feb. 2012. Web. 25 May 2015.

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Also, an airline passenger that has been screened receives an equivalent dose of radiation from less than two minutes of flight at altitude. Do you think that it is really necessary to argue about 1 scan that gives off less radiation than a cell phone transmission, and which highly decreases your chances of having a terrorist and/or bomber on your next flight?

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To add to my statement, the U.S Department of Homeland Security also states that the energy that is projected by a millimeter wave technology is thousands of times less that a cell phone transmission. Therefore, a pregnant women is in less exposure than she would be by a cell phone transmission.

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Please state the origin of this quote, because according to the U.S Department of Homeland Security, the limits of radiation were set with the understanding that the general public includes individuals who may be more susceptible to radiation-induced health effects, such as pregnant women, children, and persons receiving radiation treatment for medical conditions.

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Again, in response to the claim that full body scanners violate privacy; most airport full body scanners have the necessary privacy protection to keep a violation from happening. Besides the fact that passengers faces are obscured, if, in any circumstances, the scanners do happen to violate someone's privacy in any way, compared to human lives, privacy should not be the main priority. Besides, a passenger does have the right to opt out of the use of a full body scanner, however, that passenger will have a pat-down done instead.

Both scanning technologies penetrate through clothes to detect hidden weapons, tools, liquids, narcotics, bombs, currency, and other contraband. Both systems are mainly been implied to defeat the efforts of some knife-wielding would-be hijackers of bomb-laden terrorists, therefore to prevent events such as the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 from happening. Ask yourself, does the fact that people are 'able' to see under your clothing value more than the fact that these scans prevent bombers and/or terrorists from coming onto your next flight?

"Why Is Airport Full Body Scanners So Necessary?" Why Is Airport Full Body Scanners So Necessary. Eastimage, 9 May 2014. Web. 30 May 2015.

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The limits of radiation were set with the understanding that the general public includes individuals who may be more susceptible to radiation-induced health effects, such as pregnant women, children, and persons receiving radiation treatment for medical conditions.

Fact Sheet: Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) Health & Safety. Oregon: U.S Department of Homeland Security, n.d. PDF.

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Relating to the Fourth Amendment issue, according to the U.S Court of Appeals, the airport screening is an ‘administrative search’ rather than a privacy invasion. The screening is designed to prevent terrorist attacks and such searches do not require individualized suspicion.

Weiss, Debra Cassens. "Airport Body Scans Not a Fourth Amendment Violation, Appeals Court Says." ABA Journal. N.p., 15 July 2011. Web. 30 May 2015.

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