[ RadSafe ] baby in x-ray scanner

Dan Burnfield Danb at DNFSB.GOV
Tue Dec 26 08:41:57 CST 2006

Dealing with a panic stricken relative and the potential for a PR, if not legal, disaster, I think it was only prudent to send the child to the ER should the relative request it. She is not likely to trust the TSA since they are not experts in health and safety even if they had a CHP on staff. But someone did have a good thought. Couldn't  Mayo clinic with all the great HPs they have on staff and the fantastic reputation as the nations premier health care facility take this on as a Christmas present to the nation and just put out a short press release on the incident and the reasoning behind why there would be a lack of potential effects on the child.  

Dan Burnfield, CHP PE

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>>> <LNMolino at aol.com> 12/24/2006 8:18 PM >>>

In a message dated 12/24/2006 7:09:53 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
osuleiman at comcast.net writes:

Discussing the airport baggage incident to the extent we do, without  really 
learning or knowing that we are dealing with extremely low radiation  doses,  
contributes to the anxiety level of those who don't know. 

Yes but the crux of the issue is that TSA and their folks on the ground and  
in the terminal and higher up SHOULD have been able to educate the folks on 
the  ground that were involved. It's piss poor communications all over the 
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