As we head into the holiday travel season millions of Americans will have to decide if they want a full body scan at the airport. Many are protesting the scans and what happens if you refuse one.
Charlotte Weybright, of Fort Wayne, first raised concerns about full body scanners back in 2006. She also was concerned about the way she says a TSA worker at Fort Wayne International Airport pressured her when she refused a full body scan in early 2010. She thinks she may also possibly have been placed on a government watch list.
Weybright's concerns over the scans have grow into a nationwide protest.
At least one pilots' union with about 14K members has advised its pilots not to participate in scans over concerns about repeated radiation exposure.
Others have concerns about intrusive or obscene body pat downs which are the alternative to a full body scan.
The Department of Homeland Security says the scans and pat downs are necessary for safe air travel.