Baby put through X-ray machine at LAX

  1. 1-month-old checked, cleared by hospital after grandmother's mistake.

    Updated: 12:35 p.m. ET Dec 20, 2006

    LOS ANGELES - A one-month-old baby has been checked and cleared by a Los Angeles hospital after being put through an airport X-ray machine.
    Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport say an inexperienced traveler mistakenly put her grandson through a carry-on luggage screener.
    A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child and immediately pulled the baby out.
    A spokesman for LAX says the incident Saturday was an innocent mistake.

    Good Lord, how horrible!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   MrsJ
    Wow!!!
  4. by   sirI
    Non-nursing current event moved to Current Events forum.

    Link to the story:

    Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX - Los Angeles Times
  5. by   bethin
    Ok, I understand the grandmother was an inexperienced traveler and she spoke spanish BUT wouldn't common sense prevail regarding children in a very public, busy area? You never, ever let a child out of your sight. No one but me would be holding that child.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Speaking of x-ray machines . . . The Transportation Security Admin. is launching its first regular use of its new "backscatter" system for those passengers who require extra screening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. (Reported in USA Today last month).

    It is a low-level x-ray that can see through your clothes to make sure you're not hiding any weaponry - or love handles

    The TSA's Office of Privacy and Compliance says that the images, which once left very little to the imagination, have been muted.

    Still, you can see a person's bum and other things . . . .

    Supposedly the images will be erased once a passenger is cleared . . .

    You can either do this or be "felt up". Every teenage boy's dream. . . . .

    steph
  7. by   bethin
    Steph, I'll take get felt up anyday over someone seeing my gut. At least when they feel me up I can suck it in. Besides, working on med surg with the dirty old men I get felt up daily. One guy even said I had a nice rack. Good to hear.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from bethin
    Steph, I'll take get felt up anyday over someone seeing my gut. At least when they feel me up I can suck it in. Besides, working on med surg with the dirty old men I get felt up daily. One guy even said I had a nice rack. Good to hear.

    :roll

    steph

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