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What you should know about Carrying Hazardous Materials

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:

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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