This weekend, when traveling through the airport at Buffalo, NY I
happened upon one of those new whole body x-ray scanners. Refusing
to be screened that way, I chose for a full body pat-down. Upon
gathering up my stuff, I asked one of the screeners if she knew
how much radiation she was exposed to each day. She said she did
not know and wanted to wear one of the badges that her friend
wears at a local hospital, but was told “no,” that would not
be permitted. She was upset with that decision.
Why do dentists, doctors, med techs, etc. who work in other x-ray
environments gladly wear these exposure detectors on their
clothing but TSA employees do not or cannot?
This is just hearsay, of course, but it’s a good question for TSA. Maybe someone should ask Blogger Bob: Are TSA screeners permitted to wear radiation exposure badges?