Sweaty Armpits Raise Security Flags Over Body Scanners

08/02/2011 09:22am ET | Updated October 2, 2011

There's been quite the controversy over full-body scanners at American airports, and now Australians are getting a taste of the drama. At Sydney Airport Monday it seems the devices' alarms were being set off by sweaty armpits.

According to, the second person to use the new machine, which is part of a $6 million trial, set off the machine thrice. Airport security blamed it on the passenger's perspiration.