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What are hidden Dangerous Goods?

In fact there is a substantial range of items which are classed as dangerous goods (DG) and often passengers do not have the slightest idea that what they are carrying is in fact DG. It is a fact that many common items which may find their way onto aircraft may in actual fact contain dangerous goods. As a general rule any ambiguities or doubts should always be clarified with qualified and competent persons.

Examples of hidden Dangerous Goods!

Instruments - Thermometers containing mercury. (It is on record that an aircraft was actually scrapped because of mercury contamination)

Many common household goods contain DG for example, paints, aerosols containing a variety of products, glues and adhesives, bleaching powders and cleaners.

Breathing Apparatus either compressed air or oxygen is considered as DG.

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When we consider Dangerous Goods (DG) in aviation the primary concern is the Safety of Passengers, Crew plus the Aircraft as of course the actual Goods which are being transported.

If DG is mishandled in some way it can cause delays and disruption, it may even cause a serious and ultimately fatal accident with the potential loss of even of the aircraft and occupants.

What do we mean by DG?

Essentially we may consider Dangerous Goods are articles or substances capable of posing a risk to a person’s health, safety, property or the environment.

As well as Dangerous Goods which form part of the aircraft basic operational configuration and as such do not need to be declared, Dangerous Goods are also carried on-board the aircraft in passenger or crew carry-on baggage, as well as in the cargo holds as checked passenger baggage, or carried and declared as Dangerous Goods in cargo.

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