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Airport Security and Kids3

As a sequel to Airport Security and Kids (http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/356908), Airport Security and Kids1 (http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/369674) and Airport Security and Kids2 (http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/369487), I am launching this poll to find out if the parents are aware that coats, jackets, gloves and other items of clothing (and any item carried in pockets, e. g. cell phone, keys, or worn on person, e. g. watch, glasses, jewelry, belt, shoes), after passing through the X-ray scanner become secondary sources of radiation. Hence, they should not be immediately worn back after coming out of scanner. The safe time to wear the stuff back on would depend on the intensity and the nature of radiation used. However, the recommendation is to wear the X-ray-screened items, just after there is announcement for baording (so as to allow maximum time for the secondary radiation to die down-arrive at the airport early to get a reasonable time-lag between X-ray screening of personal stuff and putting the stuff back on). This is, in particular, applicable if your child is subjected to "Graded Unclothed Screening" (if the alarm sounds at the security gate, the child is asked to pass through the gate again, with some clothing removed, all removed clothing put through X-ray belt. If the alarm sounds again, the process is repeated till the child is left with only briefs or panties on, stripped to waist. The process must stop at this stage, because any further removal of clothing would amount to a complete strip search) OR "Integrated Unclothed Screening" (Airport Security and Kids2). In case your kids have, immediately, worn back on clothes, which came out of X-ray machine (in particular, clothes worn next to skin), it is suggested that the parents have them checked by a doctor specializing in nuclear medicine. Kids mean prepubertal children less than 11 years old, in the context of this poll. Please vote and leave comments.
1. Which part of the world do you belong?
USA
Canada
UK
Germany
France
China
Japan
North America (Other Countries)
Europe (Other Countries)
Asia (Other Countries)
Africa
South America
Australia
2. Are you a single parent?
No
Yes
3. I am:
Female
Male
4. My age (in years) is:
Under 20
20-29
30-39
40-49
50 or over 50
5. My education is:
Not completed high school
High school
Two-year college
Four-year college (basic)
Four-year college (basic)
Four-year college (basic)
Graduate (maters level)
Graduate (doctoral level)
6. My profession is:
Plaese describe
7. How many sons do you have, who are less than 11 years of age?
None
One
Two
Three
More than three
8. What are the ages of your sons (check all those, which apply)?
Less than 1 year
1+ (equal to or more than 1 year, but less than 2 years)
2+
3+
4+
5+
6+
7+
8+
9+
10+
9. How many daughters do you have, who are less than 11 years of age?
None
One
Two
Three
More than three
10. What are the ages of your daughters (check all those, which apply)?
Less than 1 year
1+
2+
3+
4+
5+
6+
7+
8+
9+
10+
11. How often do you fly with your kids?
Once in a blue moon
Once a year
Twice a year
Almost every month
Almost every week
Never
12. Have your kids ever flown unaccompanied by an adult?
Yes
No
13. Before travel, you prepare them for packing hand carry items as well as things carried in pockets?
Yes, take security screening seriously
No, take travel casually
14. How do you dress your kids for going through security?
Formal dressing, so that they should not be profiled
Casual dessing, so that they travel comfortably
Dressing them in cotton T-shirts and gym shorts or athletic trousers to avoid metallic material as much as possible
Dressing them in briefs or panties only, barefoot, stripped to waist (for passing through security gates), so as to minimize chances of sounding alarm
Other
15. How are your kids generally screened at the airport?
Security gates
Backscatter-X-ray screening (full-body scan)
Integrated-unclothed screening
Graded-unclothed screening (please describe the extent of undressing if your child is subjected to this form of screening)
Other
16. Which personal items of kids passed through X-ray scanner?
Coat
Jacket
Shoes
Socks
Sweater
Shirt
T-shirt
Trousers
Shorts
Skirt
Undergarments
Glasses
Keys
Cell phones
Cuddly bear
Cap
Jewlery
Wrist watch
Prosthetic arm or leg
Baby walker
17. How much time passed before the kids put back on their stuff or carried them next to their body?
0-10 minutes
11-20 minutes
20-30 minutes
More than 30 minutes
Just before boarding is announced
This poll was created on 2010-01-31 09:48:05 by Sylveef