Do the new TSA patdown guidelines spread STDs?

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Do the new TSA patdown guidelines spread STDs?
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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 11:48am

There's a startling fact about the TSA pat-downs that most of us have not realized: TSA agents often do not change their latex gloves between pat-downs! With these pat-down reaching into your pants, feeling your genitals, and sweeping bare armpits and buttocks, those latex gloves being worn by the TSA agents are obviously teeming with germs.

And yet TSA agents often don't change gloves between patting down passengers. They're often using the same gloves on you and your crotch as they were using on the previous passenger's exploratory crotch feel.

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