Definitions for "Hazardous Materials"
Hazardous Materials (also referred to as dangerous goods or restricted articles), are described as articles or substances that are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air. The following are examples of dangerous goods that must be declared at time of booking: Oil-based paint and thinners (flammable liquids) Industrial solvents Insecticides, garden chemicals (fertilizers, poisons) Lithium Batteries (not in cameras) Magnetized materials Machinery (chain saws, outboard engines containing fuel) Fuel for camp stoves, lanterns, torches or heating elements Automobile batteries Infectious substances Any compound, liquid or gas that has toxic characteristics Bleach Flammable adhesives Perfume Alcohol Refer to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual for more examples and information.
1: those chemicals or substances that are physical hazards or health hazards as defined and classified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704, whether the materials are in use or in waste conditions. 2: substances or mixtures having properties capable of producing adverse effects on the health or safety of a human.
Materials, substances, or wastes, which, due to their compositional nature, may be toxic, harmful or fatal if accidentally exposed to humans, animals, or the environment.
biological, chemical, physical, radioactive, or other types of matter that is considered unsafe according to experts and governments.Related term: CONTAMINATION.
see also Acid Rain; Environmental Factors; Environmental Protection; Pollution HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING see also Energy Conservation; Stoves HERITAGE AREAS