Travel Body Scanners at Airports

Nov. 19, 2010

The security agency for the U.S. airports began using the newly installed body scanner devices this past week. Whether or not they’re useful to detect certain materials that will protect passengers, remains questionable. Some scientist have stated there is a high potential for basil cell carcinoma (skin cancer), particularly for frequent flyers and children. It’s recommended to give this some thought before participating.
The other options are the metal detector and personal pat-downs. Whatever security procedure is used, either nude scanner pictures or pat-downs are involved before many U.S. travelers are allowed on planes. The choice of security measure used is at the discretion of the technician screening the traveler at the time.
Total travelers each month in 2008 averaged approx. 72 million domestic and international.

The total number of travelers hiding an explosive material each month is 0.

The total number of flights per month is approx. one million, primarily within the U.S.

Total number of explosive materials found on board airplanes per month is 0.

It’s been reported that the cost of each body scanner is 136,500 dollars, with additional costs of training and salaries, to include also, lawsuits against the transportation security for privacy and health violations.

Security claimed last year that the machines can neither store nor transmit the images, but officials later admitted that the agency required manufacturers to include those functions for testing, training and evaluation purposes. Therefore, all the naked images of travelers who are screened by the x-ray detector devices can be saved in a database, the extent of which depends on the computer program installed.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a lawsuit demanding a federal judge to put a stop on the transportation security’s scanning program. The group’s director said, “This is the dept of homeland sec. subjecting every U.S. traveler to an intrusive search that can be recorded without any suspicion”.

X-ray screeners use  ‘focused ionized’ radiation, the effects of which are unknown, particularly for pregnant women and children. The natural type of radiation travelers are exposed to on airplanes is ‘diffuse’. Diffuse radiation is less adverse in comparison to focused and is contrary to the claim a head official made in the media when he stated that the radiation level received during screening (focused) was the same as two minutes in an airplane (diffuse).

Radiation damage is cumulative and each successive dose builds on the cellular mutation caused by the last. The dose may be up to twenty times higher than first estimated. The opinion of many scientists states that the scanner radiation has been under-estimated. Can we measure the risk of a possible terrorist attack against that of basal cell carcinoma and leukemia? It can take years for radiation damage to manifest pathology; damage and alterations to the dna structure is also in question, as well as causing infertility for generations. Scanners used at the airport specifically focus on the skin and muscle tissue immediately beneath the skin which would include tiny and small blood vessels.

Neither the liquid material of flight 253, nor the December ’09 powder form are likely to be detected by the new x-ray scanners. There is no longer any way possible that anyone can travel by airplane in a safe and dignified manner without getting personally violated. Physical and emotional injury is of a magnitude that far outweighs the reality of the situation, to include also the injurious expense on tax dollars requires further investigation.

The manufacturer of the scanner devices that have been installed is none other than a head person of the security organization itself which causes the sale and purchase aspect strongly appear as a ‘conflict of interest’ and reason enough to consider other options and alternatives.  The full-body scanners appear to have been a derivative product hedged as a future contract by a member in a position of authority in a department of the same government at the time of agreement. This scanning program has the capacity to compile an enormously massive database of very personal profiles on a daily basis very similar to models that have already been in use in penitentiaries.

The potential risk for adverse effects to skin tissue, and the vascular and muscular systems directly beneath the skin, are high; not only in the immediate sense, but effects that extend far into the future due to a latency period. Radiation exposure may cause any number of various kinds of disabilities.

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Indigestion Antacid Recipe

This recipe is for indigestion and heartburn.

By adding the weak citric acid to the weak baking soda the stomach’s acidity level will be brought within a certain acceptable range, an advantage over plain baking soda. If you let it dissolve properly before drinking, gas should not be a problem.

Mix together the following ingredients in a bowl: yields 66 doses

1/4 cup citric acid (as sour salt or lemon salt)
1/2 cup minus 1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup fructose (optional)
3 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot starch

Pour 2 teaspoons into a small glass of water, stir and drink. Make sure the spoon is dry to avoid dampening the mixture. Store in an airtight container.

Sweetening is optional, do make an effort to avoid aspartame. Fructose is added as a filler and sweetener because it dissolves faster in water than granulated sugar; powdered sugar can be used however it might clump a bit.

Citric acid can be found in the kosher section of supermarkets under the name sour salt. When baking soda is combined with citric acid the effects may last longer. Although plain baking soda is a common home remedy, adding citric acid has two advantages:
  1. When mixed with water and an acid, baking soda has a chemical reaction which produces carbon dioxide. This is the fizz produced when mixed with water. When this occurs in the stomach (instead of in the glass where the gas dissipates into the air) it can cause swelling and tenderness, and might force more of the acidic stomach juices up the esophagus which can worsen heartburn rather than help it.
  2. Citric acid acts as a chemical buffer, meaning that it will not make the pH level wildly fluctuate as the baking soda hits the acid in the stomach.

Cream of tartar has a bit of citric acid and is considered an acidic salt. It’s a natural byproduct that remains in the vat from grapes after making wine. One suggestion is to substitute the sour salts with one eighth to one fourth teaspoon cream of tartar mixed with one and one half teaspoons baking soda. Add three ounces of water and drink before it stops fizzing. Can add two or three drops of lemon juice, as well as one fourth teaspoon vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid).

If aspirin is needed it may be taken separately before the seltzer. Consider, however, that aspirin itself may contribute to indigestion or stomach discomfort.

Administer once every four hours as needed or as directed by a doctor, not to exceed 8 teaspoons in 24 hours.

Since medicines contain warning labels, the typical warnings follow:

Ask a doctor before use if you have a sodium-restricted diet.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking a prescription drug.
Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
When using this product do not exceed recommended dosage.
Stop use and ask a doctor if the discomfort continues past 2 weeks of use.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of the reach of children.

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source: instructables dot com

skin care recipes to make at home

Skin care for face, skin treatment all natural hand and face beauty products you can make at home for dry and oily skin.

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Skin care creams and lotions on the market today can be everything other than natural. The manufacturing of chemicals is a competitive business producing many new ones that enter the market every year. Retail  products are filled with an array of chemicals that cause irritations and adverse effects. There are chemicals added to neutralize the fragrance of the chemicals themselves such as orange, berry, vanilla, and rose that are artificial, and even chemical preservatives added to increase the shelf life of their products..

Hand Moisturizer:

Mix two parts almond or olive oil with one part sea salt or sugar, massage into hands for 5-10 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Hand Cream

 1 fluid ounce lemon juice
 1 fluid ounce almond oil
 1 teaspoon grated beeswax
 2 drops lemon oil

1. Slowly heat ingredients together until wax has dissolved.
2. Remove from heat.
3. Mix well with electric blender.
4. Transfer to container.
5. Stir occasionally until cool.

Lemon juice is similar to a natural form of bleach that cleans difficult to remove stains.
Stores in refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks.

Facials:

Strawberry Yogurt Mask

    4 berries – mash with a fork on a saucer, transfer to a small bowl
    2 Tbs plain yogurt – stir into berries
    2 tsp honey – drizzle in and stir well
    2 tsp olive oil – stir well
    2 Tbs dry oatmeal – stir well to make more of a paste

Using fingers, massage into face and forehead with circular motions.  Allow the facial mask to set for 20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.  Apply toner, then moisturizer.

Sugar Scrub Exfoliate

    1 tomato – slice a thin slice at stem end (top) with stem (for handle)
    Pour 1 Tbs fine sugar onto saucer

Dip tomato top into sugar evenly coating it then wash face and forehead in circular motion.  Rinse, pat dry and apply moisturizer.

Aspirin Mask  (Beta Hydroxyl Acid BHA)

    With either Honey or Aloe Vera
Place 3 non-coated plain aspirin on a saucer and add 1½ tsp water.  Stir with a finger and add 3 drops of honey or aloe.

Apply to face and forehead; set 15 mins.  Rinse off in a circular motion.
Limit to no more than once weekly.

Egg Mask  (The white tightens and the yolk moisturizes.)

    Separate one egg into 2 bowls.
Pour one tablespoon of the white into the palm of one hand, rub hands together and apply to face and forehead. Leave on until unable to smile. Rinse and pat dry.
Apply about 1 tsp yolk to face, same as with the egg white.

Oatmeal Face Mask

    1/3 cp oats to ½ cp hot tap water and allow to thicken
    in another bowl – 2 Tbs plain yogurt, 2 Tbs honey, and one egg white

Blend using a mixer.  Apply to face avoiding eyes, and may place cold cucumber slices or cold tea bags over eyes as well.  Wash off after about 15 mins.

Lemon Exfoliating Cleanser

lemons Lemon juice and baking soda

In a small bowl, add about 2 Tbs baking soda. Slowly apply lemon juice. The mixture will foam and fizz. Apply enough juice to make a thin, loose paste. Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. Smooth, clear skin!

Toner:

honey

This facial toner does not dry out the skin, cleanses gently while helping to restore the natural moisture and can be applied every evening:

½ cp water with one tsp honey stirred in and heated below boiling, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp.
Add 1 Tbs witch hazel lotion, 1 Tbs ACV, 2 drops tea tree oil, 2 drops Juniper oil and whisk together gently. Pour into a jar and refrigerate. Place on a cotton pad and apply to face nightly.

With research and the right ingredients, you can custom-make products that suit your skin’s needs and can even substitute one natural ingredient for another to meet your individual requirements and preferences.

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