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The list of hazardous and easily inflammable substances

Hazardous and easily inflammable substances

Hazardous and easily inflammable goods which may not be sent with a postal consignment

 

Explosives and blasting agents

 
Definition
Any chemical compound, mixture or device capable of producing an explosive or pyrotechnic effect with substantial instantaneous release of heat and gas. All explosives are prohibited.

 

For example
nitro-glycerine, blasting caps, fireworks, igniters, fuses, flares, ammunition etc.
 

Gases (compressed, deliquescent or dissolved)

Definition
Non-volatile gases, which may not be vaporised at room temperature; dissolved gases which are compressed; gas which have been dissolved in a solvent. Prohibited gases are
  • compressed, flammable gases: hydrogen, ethane, methane, propane, butane, pocket lighters, balloons for gas cookers, blow torches etc
  • toxic compressed gases: chlorine, fluorine etc
  • non-flammable compressed gases: carbon dioxide, nitrogen, neon, fire-extinguishers containing these gases etc.
  • aerosols
 

Flammable liquids

 
Definition
Liquids, mixtures of liquids or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension which form flammable vapours. All liquids with a flashing point of less than 55 ºC in a closed container are prohibited.

 

For example
acetone, benzene, cleaning compounds, petrol, lighter fuel, paint thinners and removers, petroleum, solvents etc

Flammable solids

 
Definition
Solid materials which are liable to cause fire by friction, absorption of water, spontaneous chemical changes or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which can be easily ignited and burn vigorously.

 

For example
matches, calcium carbide, cellulose, nitrate products, metallic magnesium, nitro-cellulose based film, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, sodium hydride, zinc powder, zirconium hydride etc.
 

OXIDISING MATERIALS AND ORGANIC PEROXIDES

 
Definition
These substances are pyrophoric, but not always, and they may cause or contribute to combustion of other substances. They may also be liable to explosive decomposition, react dangerously with other substances and be hazardous to your health.

 

For example
bromides, chlorates, components of fibreglass repair kits, nitrates, per-chlorates, permanganates, peroxides etc.
 

TOXIC AND CONTAGIOUS SUBSTANCES, OTHER CLINICAL AND MEDICAL WASTE

 
Definition
Toxic substances are those which are liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health, if swallowed, inhaled or by skin contact. Infectious substances are those which are known or can reasonably be expected to contain microorganisms or toxins to cause diseases.

 

For example
arsine, beryllium, cyanide, fluoride, hydrogen, selenite, salts of mercury, iprite, nitrogen dioxide, pathogenic material, rat poison, serum, vaccines etc.
 

RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

 
Definition
All materials of which the specific activity exceeds 74 kilo- Becquerel per kilogram (0,002 Mikrocurie per gram). All radioactive materials are prohibited.

 

For example
fissile material (uranium 235, etc); radioactive waste material, uranium or thorium ores etc.
 

CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES

 
Definition
Substances which can cause severe damage to living tissue, other freight or transport vehicles, by its chemical action.

 

For example
aluminium chloride, caustic soda, corrosive cleaning fluid, rust remover/ protection, corrosive paint remover, electrical batteries, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulphuric acid etc.
 

MISCELLANEOUS HAZARDOUS GOODS

 
Definition
Substances and article which during transport present a danger or hazard not covered by other classes.

 

For example
asbestos, dry ice, magnetised material with a magnetic field strength of 0.159 A/m or more at a distance of 2.1 metres from the package etc.

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