X-ray security screening is used for passengers, cargo, mail and parcels to protect people and travellers from accidental harm, crime and other threats such as weapons, gases, dangerous aerosols and liquids.

When using X ray security screening at an airport, passengers and luggage have to go passed the security checks. This is very important due to the amount of terrorism we now have in the world and with the amount of people passing through an airport everyday, there is definitely a potential threat to everybody whether a dangerous weapon used for high jacking an aircraft or dangerous gases used for harming at the actual airport or substances such as drugs taken abroad. Everything will be detected through the x ray security screening.

Although people have their concerns regarding X ray security screening due to the radiation it may give off, they honestly have nothing to worry about. The radiation given off by just walking through the screening process is literally minimal and you would receive more radiation just by living everyday life. The security federation have found this way of screening items and passengers much quicker and efficient compared to previous security options such as, full body searches and luggage searches. With the X ray security screening passengers can just walk through the x ray device and if anything looks and becomes highlighted as suspicious, the airport attendants will then process a further search and in some cases an investigation.

The X ray security screening will X ray through clothing and baggage and highlight things such as weapons, aerosols, drugs and also pick up organic materials as these are usually used in dangerous substances. If you are travelling somewhere, you must pass through this process to be able to board the plane but don’t worry too much if something does get highlighted. With the necessary precautions we now have to take, allsorts can get highlighted like corkscrews, pills, medicines and toiletries. You may have noticed recently that your hand luggage toiletries now have to be passed through in a clear plastic bag. Also things such as baby milk and liquids also have to pass this process. It may seem silly but it all is for your own good and safety and of those of others around you.

There are many different x ray security screening options available, Total Post can help you decide what is needed.