Hazardous goods are also known as dangerous goods. They refer to items or materials with some inherent properties which, if not controlled in the right way, may present a potential hazard. This hazard could affect any type of living organism and/or the safety of the environment.
They come in a variety of forms, including liquids, solids or gases. They may be cold or hot and odorless or pungent. The negative effects they have can be fatal or minimal and everything in between. They could include flammable liquids, chemical substances, lithium batteries and even air bags.
Dangerous goods are in to various categories and can be identified according to whether or not they’re poisonous, flammable, explosive or have the capacity to present some other type of hazard.
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