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Marcell
Dec 20th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Woman puts baby through airport x-ray



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.

The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.

"This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler," said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.

The incident happened early Saturday, airport officials said.

Haney said in 1988, an infant in a car seat went through an X-ray machine at the Los Angeles airport.

tenn_ace
Dec 20th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Woman puts baby through airport x-ray



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.

The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.

"This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler," said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.

The incident happened early Saturday, airport officials said.

Haney said in 1988, an infant in a car seat went through an X-ray machine at the Los Angeles airport.


Innocent mistake? Well, she didn't try to get herself in there, did she? :rolleyes: Bitch.

alfonsojose
Dec 20th, 2006, 05:07 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Craigy
Dec 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM
:lol: :tape: Poor baby, hope its ok.

CondiLicious
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Inexperienced traveler? More like an innocent mistake by a retarded traveler.

controlfreak
Dec 20th, 2006, 11:36 PM
maybe (=hopefully) the baby will get super powers from the exposure to x-rays?

hopefully this super-baby will be able to save the world from terrorists trying to smuggle exploding babies onto flights.

miss_molik
Dec 21st, 2006, 09:10 AM
poor child!!

Rtael
Dec 21st, 2006, 10:31 AM
The woman could have easily just set the child down and realized it was on the conveyor belt or something similar, everyone does not automatically have to assume the worst.

wipeout
Dec 21st, 2006, 10:59 AM
Ironically, the flight itself would give the kid a higher dose of radiation than a single ride through the x-ray machine. He'll be fine. :)

I found this from Canada's National Dosimetry Services:

According to information from the Health Canada industrial x-ray group, typical exposures in airport baggage x-ray machines in Canada are 0.3 to 0.6 mR per pass through the device. This would translate to about 0.003 to 0.006 mSv on our dosimeters, more or less depending on the exact spectrum present. The excess dose received due to the elevated cosmic ray levels at flight altitudes for domestic flights are significantly higher than this. For example, the cosmic ray dose on a one way flight from Toronto to Vancouver would be on the order of 0.02 mSv.


I'd suspected this after some stuff I'd read about the dosages of medical flouroscopes and they reminded me of airport x-ray machines.

By far a bigger danger to the kid's future is that his grandmother is stupid enough to do this. What will she do next? :(

samsung101
Dec 21st, 2006, 04:05 PM
She was an idiot.

Mistake?

Is that like a botched joke?


The baby was not helped with that radiation.
Language barrier? Inexperienced traveler?
She was just stupid, and I'm glad the
airport security personnel insisted on having
the baby checked out.

Wigglytuff
Dec 21st, 2006, 05:50 PM
Woman puts baby through airport x-ray



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.

The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.

"This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler," said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.

The incident happened early Saturday, airport officials said.

Haney said in 1988, an infant in a car seat went through an X-ray machine at the Los Angeles airport.


that is some fucked up shit. thats more than an "inexperienced traveler" thats a fucked up person who maybe should NOT be allowed in the same ROOM as a baby let alone in charge of one.

Helen Lawson
Dec 21st, 2006, 05:51 PM
It sounds like something Britney Spears would do.

Philip
Dec 21st, 2006, 06:48 PM
that is some fucked up shit. thats more than an "inexperienced traveler" thats a fucked up person who maybe should NOT be allowed in the same ROOM as a baby let alone in charge of one.
Oh come on... It does not mention the how the grandmar reacted, she may have been devestated at the time.. etc... mistakes happen... and in the end the baby has not been affected. I think some peopler are being slightly harsh on the grandma!

Wigglytuff
Dec 21st, 2006, 08:43 PM
Oh come on... It does not mention the how the grandmar reacted, she may have been devestated at the time.. etc... mistakes happen... and in the end the baby has not been affected. I think some peopler are being slightly harsh on the grandma!

dropping a glass of water is a mistake. putting a newborn in a lugage xray machine, dishwasher, dryer, washer, or any of the other things adults have placed babies in recenty is something entirely different from a "mistake", IMO.

gentenaire
Dec 21st, 2006, 08:50 PM
dropping a glass of water is a mistake. putting a newborn in a lugage xray machine, dishwasher, dryer, washer, or any of the other things adults have placed babies in recenty is something entirely different from a "mistake", IMO.

You're right, she did it on purpose because she wanted to kill her grandchild. :rolleyes:
Next.

Wigglytuff
Dec 21st, 2006, 09:02 PM
You're right, she did it on purpose because she wanted to kill her grandchild. :rolleyes:
Next.

learn to read. i never said she wanted to kill her grandkid. only a complete idiot like, you, for example, would think that an xray machine would kill a person.

i said shes a danger to kid and that was no "mistake". i am sure you would be ok with someone putting a child in a luggage xray machine, but most people have more sense than that.

ovens, microwaves, washers dryers, i think its insane that people would put babies in these things.

mykarma
Dec 21st, 2006, 09:12 PM
Oh come on... It does not mention the how the grandmar reacted, she may have been devestated at the time.. etc... mistakes happen... and in the end the baby has not been affected. I think some peopler are being slightly harsh on the grandma!
I agree. The airlines can be pretty intimidating for someone that isn't a seasoned traveler. I'm sure she feels terrible about what happened. :sad:

Wigglytuff
Dec 21st, 2006, 09:24 PM
I agree. The airlines can be pretty intimidating for someone that isn't a seasoned traveler. I'm sure she feels terrible about what happened. :sad:

i can see how, as some posters have mentioned, that she could have placed the baby down and realized its a moving surface. fine. but these things are not short (to accomodate all the carry on luaggae), and they move VERY slowly (to allow the machines and workers to check the bags as they go through), so it also easy to see how people are wondering just how long this grandmother was not paying attention to what was happening with the baby. after putting the baby down she still had time to pick it up, if she was paying attention.

Ironically, the flight itself would give the kid a higher dose of radiation than a single ride through the x-ray machine. He'll be fine. :)

I found this from Canada's National Dosimetry Services:



I'd suspected this after some stuff I'd read about the dosages of medical flouroscopes and they reminded me of airport x-ray machines.

By far a bigger danger to the kid's future is that his grandmother is stupid enough to do this. What will she do next? :(

i agree. thats why i am saying shes a danger to the kid. what could happen the next time shes on what ever mode she was that let her do that? :help: :help: :help:

The Daviator
Dec 21st, 2006, 09:28 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

X-rayed baby :hug:

quasar
Dec 21st, 2006, 11:30 PM
Microwaved babies, X-rayed kids, Frozen infants, what's next? Flushing the baby down the toillet?

wipeout, very interesting post!

Cheers, Merry Xmas and Joyeux Noel, all rolled into one,

Carlos

mykarma
Dec 21st, 2006, 11:59 PM
i can see how, as some posters have mentioned, that she could have placed the baby down and realized its a moving surface. fine. but these things are not short (to accomodate all the carry on luaggae), and they move VERY slowly (to allow the machines and workers to check the bags as they go through), so it also easy to see how people are wondering just how long this grandmother was not paying attention to what was happening with the baby. after putting the baby down she still had time to pick it up, if she was paying attention.



i agree. thats why i am saying shes a danger to the kid. what could happen the next time shes on what ever mode she was that let her do that? :help: :help: :help:
I don't understand what your point is. Obviously she didn't want to hurt her grandchild. The woman was interviewed by the authorities and was let go. Maybe she didn't know that she shouldn't put the baby in the x-ray machine. Things we take for granted are not always simple for everyone. I also heard that the woman didn't understand english that well.

We all have our opinions about this and I'm not going to crucify her. Thank goodness the baby is ok.

Wigglytuff
Dec 22nd, 2006, 12:36 AM
I don't understand what your point is. Obviously she didn't want to hurt her grandchild. The woman was interviewed by the authorities and was let go. Maybe she didn't know that she shouldn't put the baby in the x-ray machine. Things we take for granted are not always simple for everyone. I also heard that the woman didn't understand english that well.

We all have our opinions about this and I'm not going to crucify her. Thank goodness the baby is ok.

my point is that her stupidity is a danger to kid. :help: :help:

Brett.
Dec 22nd, 2006, 12:38 AM
Innocent mistake? Well, she didn't try to get herself in there, did she? :rolleyes: Bitch.

Lol

Fingon
Dec 22nd, 2006, 01:08 AM
my point is that her stupidity is a danger to kid. :help: :help:

hell will freeze over.

I Agree with Wgglytuff:scratch:

Brett.
Dec 22nd, 2006, 01:09 AM
Next time when this baby gets older around 15 or 16 - he will put his grandmother in the suitcase and enters an xray machine! - Thats would be funny shit!

SelesFan70
Dec 22nd, 2006, 04:26 AM
my point is that her stupidity is a danger to kid. :help: :help:

And your often-displayed stupidity on here is a danger to us all. :tape: