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Airline Pilot Proposes Boycott Of Full Body Scanners

11/09/2010 10:50 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As the White House continues a long-term plan to double the number of full-body scanners in airports by 2014, an American Airlines captain has urged fellow pilots to boycott the voluntary screening.

According a letter obtained by The Atlantic, Captain Dave Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association, which represents 11,000 American Airlines pilots, has sent a letter to other pilots urging them to refuse a full-body scan on the grounds of radiation over-exposure and an invasion of privacy.

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