TSA Tests Body-Imaging Scanners
Imagine not having to go through metal detectors at airports. But you may not like the alternative—body scanners that look through your clothing, revealing outlines of body parts. The scanners detect nonmetallic weapons such as plastic and liquid explosives, bouncing harmless “millimeter waves” off your body with no radiation. TSA screeners view the body images (your face is blurred) from inside a closed room nearby and immediately delete them. The experimental program is being tested at airports in Tulsa, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City. Passengers can refuse the scanner and instead go through a metal detector and receive a pat-down.