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What are the conditions for hazardous substances?

The European Union has compiled lists of objects which may not be included in hand and/or hold luggage.

The following objects are not allowed, not as hand luggage and not as hold luggage:  

  • Explosives, such as detonators, fuses, granades, mines and eplosive devices
  • Gases: propane, butane
  • Flammable liquids, such as petrol, methanol
  • Flammable solids and reactive solids such as magnesium, firelighters, fireworks, flares
  • Oxidation agents and organic peroxides such as bleach, chassis repair kits
  • Toxic or contagious substances such as rat poison, contaminated blood
  • Radioactive material such as medical or commercial isotopes
  • Corrosive materials such as mercury, vehicle batteries
  • Components of vehicle fuel systems which have contained fuel

The following substances are not allowed as hand luggage:
Explosives and flammable substances. Any explosive or highly combustible substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Replica or imitation explosives and explosive devices
  • Mines and other explosive military material
  • Grenades of all types
  • Gas and gas containers, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, large volumes of oxygen.
  • Fireworks and flares in any form (including party poppers and caps for toy guns)
  • Non-safety matches
  • Smoke grenades or smoke cartridges
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fuel, alcohol, ethanol
  • Aerosol spray paints
  • Turpentine and paint thinner
  • Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% volume (140% proof)

Chemical and toxic substances
Any chemical or toxic substance which poses a risk to the health of passengers and crew or the safety of the aircraft or property, such as: 

  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet batteries
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances, e.g. mercury, chlorine
  • Incapacitating substances in spray cans, e.g. mace, pepper spray, teargas
  • Radioactive material such as medical or commercial isotopes
  • Poisons
  • Infectious or biological hazardous material, e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Fire extinguishers

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