What are considered dangerous goods?
Dangerous goods are materials or items with hazardous properties which, if not correctly controlled, present a potential hazard to human health and safety, infrastructure, and/or their means of transport.
Dangerous goods, often recognized as hazardous materials, may be pure chemicals, mixtures of substances, manufactured products, or articles, which can pose a risk to people, animals, or the environment if not correctly handled in use or transport.
Transportation of hazardous materials
The UN Model Regulations use a classification system in which each dangerous substance or article is assigned to a CLASS, depending on the nature of the danger it presents. There are 9 Classes, some of which are sub-divided.