Airport Radiation Exposure: How to Minimize It When Traveling

Dec 20, 2023
Dr. Kimberly's family traveling to Disneyland.

When embarking on a wellness-oriented journey, safeguarding health during travel becomes paramount. Whether reuniting with loved ones or exploring new destinations, this blog shares essential strategies to minimize radiation exposure while traveling the globe. Discover key tips to uphold your family’s health and resilience during air travel, ensuring a wellness-focused journey while actively reducing potential radiation exposure for a healthier and more enjoyable experience.

Where Does Radiation Come From?

According to, radiation occurs when a particular source emits energy measured across an electromagnetic spectrum. The greater the energy, the stronger the radiation, increasing the chance that it might cause damage to cells. You might also hear about electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), radiation emitted by nearly anything with an electrical current. These currents have the potential to impact normal electrical patterns in the body. For instance, our nervous system sends electrical impulses throughout the body to coordinate actions. Panicking about radiation exposure is unnecessary; educating ourselves and adapting to maintain our health is crucial.

Planes and airports hold the risk of radiation exposure.

Radiation Exposure at the Airport

TSA aims to keep all passengers safe when flying in the United States, leading to mandatory safety checks. These checks may include encounters with full-body scanners, metal detectors, or pat-downs. Luggage can be subjected to x-ray scanners or manual inspection. The Full-body and X-ray scanners emit radiation that can harm the body. While safe radiation limits are set at around 1mSv per year for the general public, the average person absorbs about 6.2 mSv from “normal” environmental sources. These include living near a nuclear test site or at a higher elevation. In the larger context, various sources expose us to radiation, such as microwaves, power lines, radios, x-rays, and nuclear medical testing like a barium swallow test. Although we cannot control every bit of exposure, planning ahead to minimize it and seeking professional advice regarding specific tests can be beneficial.

Health Risks of Radiation Exposure

Radiation exposure, whether acute or chronic, can result in conditions like cancer, radiation sickness, skin injuries, and mental distress. These effects can stem from a single high dose or accumulated exposure over time. While airports prioritize technology for safety measures, individual health isn’t their primary concern. As previously mentioned, each exposure contributes to our health maintenance.

“Radiation speeds up the aging process rapidly. It causes much faster deterioration of cell tissue; vitality gets sucked out of every cell exposed to radiation. While the body’s cells always renew, radiation doesn’t just disappear. We need to work on actively riding it with the 3:6:9 Cleanse and the Heavy Metal Detox.” – Anthony William.

Anthony William also highlights radiation’s role in chronic illness, teaching us that it is one of the underlying causes of symptoms, conditions, and prolonged suffering for many individuals. Additionally, he extensively discusses safe methods to aid the body in eliminating radiation, toxins, heavy metals, and viral exposures through dietary and lifestyle changes, topics we’ll explore further below.

Going through airport security can expose you to radiation.

Minimizing Radiation Exposure at the Airport

There are several approaches to decreasing radiation exposure at the airport. You retain the right to opt out of scans emitting radiation. You can decline the full-body scan and request a pat-down. Alternatively, applying for TSA Precheck allows you to use a minimal security line, bypassing the full-body scanner. You can also opt for your food to be manually checked instead of being scanned. Recognize that all bags will undergo scanning, potentially exposing items such as food or vitamins to scanner-emitted radiation.

TSA Pre-Check, available through advance sign-up, grants access to a separate airport security line, which is generally quicker and more efficient. This status prevents you from removing shoes, belts, jackets, or electronics and also prevents you from removing 3-1-1 liquids from your carry-on. By undergoing an extensive background check by TSA, you are exempt from the full-body scanner, thereby reducing radiation exposure and avoiding the time a voluntary pat-down would consume. While your food needn’t be taken out of your bag, it will go through a scanner. If preferred, you can request it to be checked manually to prevent radiation exposure.

For many travellers, TSA PreCheck reduces the stress of security lines and minimizes radiation exposure at the airport. TSA PreCheck offers various options for children, depending on their age.

Minimizing Radiation Exposure While Flying

Minimizing radiation exposure while flying is still possible for those not wishing to enroll in TSA PreCheck. When in the security line, politely decline the full-body scanner and request a pat-down. An agent of the same sex will conduct the pat-down, though depending on available personnel, you may experience a wait. Once completed, you can retrieve your belongings and proceed with your travel plans.

Opting out of body scanners is particularly important, especially for pregnant women and infants. Babies and children can pass through metal detectors with you, while strollers are subjected to mandatory X-rays. TSA provides alternative screening methods, so children usually do not require pat-downs.

You can also opt out of having your food or medication pass through a scanner. Keep your food and/or medication accessible and request manual inspection before the bags are scanned. Though this might extend the process, TSA agents will accommodate this request. Note that any food or medication in checked baggage automatically passes through a scanner emitting radiation.

Requesting pat-downs or manual bag checks can be nerve-racking for some individuals. Take time to practice polite and calm requests, or consider preparing an official doctor’s note to ease concerns. TSA agents can disallow certain foods or ask additional questions to ensure everyone’s safety.

Radiation Protective Devices

Multiple methods are available to reduce exposure to radiation today. Defender Shield offers blankets, scarves, hats, and electronic covers to mitigate EMF and radiation exposure. I recommend using their radiation protection blanket for young children, adults, and pets during air travel.

Living Libations provides an EMF bag for storing vitamins, supplements, and toiletries. They also have a travel hip bag for carrying items instead of a purse. Orgonite pyramids and pendants are suggested for EMF mitigation. Kat WB offers a range of orgonite pendants worn or carried in bags or pockets. Use code EMPOWERED to save 11.11% on your orgonite purchase. Lastly, a Faraday bag or a Defender Shield phone cover prevents hacking or tracking of your phone while limiting EMF exposure. Similarly, a laptop cover can protect against EMFs while working.

Putting your luggage away after traveling can reduce the chance of radiation exposure.

Immunity Protection Against Radiation

Preparedness is essential in health and travel. Ollois offers homeopathic medicines such as hepar for coughs, arnica for general pain, and chamomilla for teething or sleeplessness in case anyone feels unwell. Use code RECLAIM15 for a 15% discount on all current and future orders. Other recommended supplements for travel include B12, zinc, goldenseal, vitamin C, olive leaf, oregano, sovereign silver, and sovereign silver nasal spray.

As an additional tip, store luggage that has passed through airport scanners away from your family to reduce their radiation exposure. Upon returning home, consider placing your luggage in the garage or away from usual hangout spots. Whenever possible, consider replacing luggage every few trips.

Radiation Cleansing for Better Wellness

If implementing radiation-minimizing tips becomes challenging, cleansing is an alternative, especially once you’re back home and in a routine. Foods like cranberries, artichokes, wild blueberries, onion, ginger, Atlantic sea vegetables (dulse and kelp), the heavy metal detox smoothie, and cilantro, parsley, and wheatgrass aid in removing radiation from cells (Anthony Williams).

While radiation exposure isn’t beneficial for health, we can limit and recover from it. When flying, plan ahead and remember tools such as Defender Shield’s radiation blanket, healing foods, and supplements that fortify us against toxins encountered during travel. Enjoy your vacation, knowing you can stay healthy and resilient.

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