PalmSecure payment system unsanitary

October 15, 2012

The PalmSecure system should not be allowed in a food service setting ("Palm scanner concerns Carroll County parents," Oct. 3). It involves children placing their hands over a common scanning pad and sharing bacteria with other children passing through the cafeteria line.

It is filthy, dirty and unsanitary. For decades, we have conducted school lunch programs without using such a highly invasive and unsanitary system.

I am surprised that the state health department has not evaluated this plan. I believe the PalmSecure system should be vetoed by all parents who want their children to participate in the school lunch program.

Marcia Kargon, Baltimore

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