Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Reminder: Don't X-Ray Your Babies

Last month, as we were preparing for a family trip, I joked about the following piece of advice "Traveling With Children" section of the TSA website:

NEVER leave babies in an infant carrier while it goes through the X-ray machine.

Today I stumbled on this story, which makes me feel bad for having made light of the TSA's warning:

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

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

Picture from the CDC website.


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