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Except for toiletries and medicines totaling no more than 75 ounces, it is illegal and extremely dangerous to carry on board or check in your luggage any of the following hazardous materials:
AEROSOLS - Polishes, waxes, degreasers, cleaners, etc.
CORROSIVES - Acids, cleaners, wet cell batteries, etc.
FLAMMABLES - Paints, thinners, lighter fluid, liquid reservoir lighters, cleaners, adhesives, camp stoves or portable gas equipment with fuel, etc.
EXPLOSIVES - Fireworks, flares, signal devices, loaded firearms, gunpowder, etc. (Small arms ammunition for personal use may be transported in checked luggage if it is securely packed in material designed for that purpose. These may not be placed in carry-on baggage.)
RADIOACTIVES - Betascopes, radiopharmaceuticals, uninstalled pacemakers, etc.
COMPRESSED GASES - Tear gas or protective-type sprays, oxygen cylinders, divers' tanks (unless they're empty), etc.
POISONOUS MATERIALS - Rat poison, etc.
If you must travel with any of these materials, check with the airline's air freight department to see if special arrangements can be made.A violation of hazardous materials restrictions can result in a civil penalty of up to $25,000 for each violation or a criminal penalty of up to $500,000 and/or up to 5 years in jail.
Excerpted from:U. S. Department of Transportation. ISBN 0-16-045193-0. September , 1994. pgs 29-30. Note: As of July, 1997 this was the latest non-internet-published U.S. State Department document pertaining to this topic.
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