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What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous goods are substances or materials capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce.


Some common examples of dangerous goods are:


  • Gasoline
  • Solvent based paints
  • Acetone
  • Alcohol based perfumes
  • Strike-anywhere matches
  • Pesticides
  • Viruses
  • Blood samples
  • Acids
  • Dry ice
  • Lithium ion batteries


Hazardous materials need special handling. There are numerous regulations and requirements outlining proper care for dangerous goods while on site and also in transit.