Can the luggage scanning machines or metal detectors found at airports harm my baby?
The walk through and hand-held metal detectors are safe
for both the unborn baby and the pregnant lady. The
electromagnetic field emitted from both detectors are
very low in frequency and are meant to detect metal
objects on the person. The levels of electromagnetic
fields found are the same as those found in household
appliances. As for the luggage scanning machines, x-ray
technology is used which checks for forbidden objects
in hand-carry baggage without the need to open the bag.
These machines are safe enough unless you put a limb
inside the machine in order for significant exposure
to radiation to take place. The radiation level once
again is very very low and therefore safe. If you are
still uncomfortable with the idea, you can stand at
the other end of the conveyor belt once you have put
your items for scanning.