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I promised to follow up from my previous post about the new security machines at the airport. I’ve done a good amount of research and there are numerous sites who’s information says ones thing and another site who says something else…

The bottom line is this: it is unknown the harm that these new x-ray machines can cause us. My question is, why put yourself through an optional machine where researchers are uncertain of the effects of it! If it’s not good for pregnant women, children and anyone who might possibly get breast cancer in the future then I don’t know who it is good for.

I urge you to choose wisely before going through security. There aren’t too many people who opt out, but why not? Even if they make you wait 10 minutes for your pat down, or it feels like they are judging you, who cares?! It’s your health, your body and that’s what you need to take care of.

Check out this website for more information regarding this issue:

Yours in health,

Shira

Have you traveled lately?

If you have, you’ve experienced these new machines that send radiation through your body. They were put in place so that TSA can check to see if you’re hiding any explosives in your private parts….

Let’s be real, it’s RIDICULOUS!

The fact that on more then one account, by accident, Chad has gotten through security with box cutters!! More then one!! Can you believe that?? They were in his backpack and he forgot to take them out. I’d like to think that our safety is being taken care of but with the box cutter incident more then once, I have a hard time with that.

TSA has got some serious work to do. It seems that the people they hire hate their jobs… you can tell by their face. Each time I opt out of the radiation machine it’s like they are appalled that they have to pat me down. It’s a pretty invasive pat down, but if that’s what it will take so I don’t have to incur unnecessary radiation through my body then that’s what I’ll do. I close my ears, and eyes to their absolute rudeness (especially in NY).  I just can’t believe how unpleasant flying has become. Especially since it takes forever to actually have someone come over to pat you down – I now have to leave extra time so that I won’t be late for my flight. I used to love flying, now it’s a pain in the neck.

I know I have to work on changing the way I feel about it because it’s my choice to fly, but it’s one thing that still gives me a bit of anxiety, especially since I have to wait to be patted down while my bags, computer etc. are waiting on the other end for someone else to snatch up… Scary…

I am currently waiting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport for my flight to depart and I have a few moments to just breathe… My next post will be about the radiation machines and why you should opt out. Just because it’s the new ‘norm’ don’t be fooled to give your body more radiation – you already get enough by living in NYC and other cities in the world.