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Dangerous Goods 

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.

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Explosives

CLASS 1

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Gases

CLASS 2

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Flammable Liquids

CLASS 3

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Flammable Solids

CLASS 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3

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Oxidizing Substances

CLASS 5.1 / 5.2

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Toxic and Infectious Substances

CLASS 6.1 / 6.2

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Radioactives

CLASS 7

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Corrosives

CLASS 8

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Other Substances and Articles

CLASS 9

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