This Will Set Folks’ Panic Meter To “11”

Now we know why Obama went to Rio

Radiation detectors at Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare airports were triggered when passengers from flights that started in Tokyo passed through customs, the New York Post reported.

Tests at Dallas-Fort Worth indicated low radiation levels in travelers’ luggage and in the aircraft’s cabin filtration system; no passengers were quarantined, the newspaper said.

These detectors in public places that have been set up since 2001 are extremely sensitive*, so this means…nothing. If the media had even a lick of sense they wouldn’t report this because it creates PANIC where none is justified.

*I know this for a fact because, as I’ve said before, a guy in my office was on the subway here in NYC on his way to work after having a stress test and the radiation detectors in the subway station detected the radioactive goop in his blood. They stopped the train and SWAT guys “talked” to him.

So, as is the case with so many “hazards” we are bombarded with these days the mere fact that they are able to detect it does not mean that the level is hazardous.

But that sort of thought doesn’t drive traffic to their sites.

2 Responses to “This Will Set Folks’ Panic Meter To “11””

  1. mojo says:

    How many Banana equivalent doses (BeD)?

  2. nightfly says:

    He bravely ran away, away… I think we should update the Presidential Seal with Sir Robin’s coat of arms.

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