Travel and Clothing Company Surf Patch, Releases a Statement Following an Article on Being Able to Flyclear of Full Body X-Ray Scanners

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Following an article by the Star-Ledger about full body x-ray scanners being removed from airports, Surf Patch offers a statement on the recent news.

On October 23rd 2012, travel and clothing company Surf Patch released a statement in response to the recent news of full body x-ray scanners being removed from JFK and LaGuardia airports, to help flyclear of airport security congestion.

According to the Star-Ledger article by Steve Strunsky, “Full-body scanners that use X-rays to peer through airline passengers’ clothing are being removed from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.” The article states that although the scanners were said to have health concerns, that was not the reason for the scanners removal from these airports.

According to TSA spokeswomen Lisa Farbstein, the scanners were being replaced by millimeter wave scanners which work faster than the x-ray scanner helping people move quicker through security checkpoints and flyclear of security congestion. The article also states that the new scanners silence any health concerns because, “Their use of radio waves to peer through passengers’ clothes, rather than radiation, has not raised cancer concerns.”

Travel and clothing company Surf Patch praised the decision by JFK and LaGuardia to swap the scanners. “The overall health and convenience benefits of the new scanners makes it a smart and beneficial decision,” says world traveler Takara LiCausi. “I would like to see more airports make the scanner switch. Being able to get through security checkpoints faster would make traveling much easier.”

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