(UK) Hundreds Back Call for Ban on Manchester Airport ‘Naked Scanners’

Hundreds of people have signed a petition vowing to boycott Manchester Airport unless controversial body scanners are removed.

As families prepare to jet off for summer breaks, a campaign against the so-called ‘naked scanners’ has been launched.

Around 500 people, including a pilot and members of cabin crew, have backed calls for the devices at all three terminals to be axed – and replaced with traditional security machines.

The protest is being led by Steve Clarke, 57, from Audenshaw, Tameside, who believes the low-level x-rays used to show up hidden weapons and explosives could pose a health risk. The guitar repair engineer has not flown from Manchester since his wife Anni, 52, was diagnosed with skin cancer last year.

He remains concerned that the scanner could increase her risk of the illness returning, even though the Health Protection Agency says travellers can safely use it 5,000 times a year.


Steve has received support from people across the country on health and privacy grounds and has collected many of his signatures on Market Street in Manchester city centre.

He said: “About a year ago I became really concerned about the scanners – it coincided with my wife’s treatment for skin cancer.

“Fortunately she is fine now but I feel very strongly that we should be doing more studies into the scanners and looking at alternative security measures.

“The response from the people on the streets of Manchester was overwhelming and encouraging. Support came from a variety of people from all walks of life including the police, a pilot, cabin crew, doctors and nurses.

Read more at the following link and please  help by posting a comment in support of  Steve and Annie’s campaign. Please note airport body scanners affects EVERYONE forced to undergo a body scan. The real agenda of the TSA has absolutely nothing to do with airport security.  http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1585394_hundreds-back-call-for-ban-on-manchester-airport-naked-scanners

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