1:39 pm February 17, 2010, by Henry Unger
It’s not exactly a strip search, but if you’re going to fly, get ready to have another part of your body scrutinized.
The Transportation Security Administration will begin randomly swabbing passengers’ hands at airport checkpoints to test them for traces of explosives, CNN reported Wednesday.
The TSA has been swabbing some passengers’ hands since the Christmas Day attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 and will expand the program in the next few weeks, CNN reported.
“The point is to make sure that the air environment is a safe environment,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN.
What do you think of this? Will it discourage you more from flying? How far is too far? Or is it just a sign of the times that you’re willing to adjust to?
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