Dangerous goods are articles or substances, which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety, property and the environment when transported by air.
These include obvious things, such as:
- radioactive materials
- flammable liquids and solids
- flammable, non-flammable and poisonous gases
- oxidizers and organic peroxides
- corrosives, toxic and infectious substances
- other miscellaneous goods as magnetized materials for example
Many everyday items can become dangerous during the flight
- household goods
- lithium batteries
- camping and expeditionary equipment
- electrical/electronic equipment
- sport equipment
- pharmaceuticals etc.
Read about some real-life dangerous goods incidents.
If in doubt, ask
Safety is everyone’s responsibility and failing to declare dangerous goods can result in fines or imprisonment. Contact your airline or airport staff with your dangerous goods queries.