Documents complementing the 55th Edition
DGR users should note the following amendments and corrections to the 55th Edition:
Checklists for the 55th Edition
Batteries, nickel metal hydride (UN 3496)
Download the explanation and guidance on the transport of nickel metal hydride batteries (pdf) by air.
Infectious substances are materials that contain pathogens. These micro-organisms (including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) and other agents can cause disease in humans or animals.
Environmentally hazardous substances
Certain materials can be a threat to the nature and adversely affect people's health. To classify them, the IATA DGR refers to the criteria for environmentally hazardous substances of the UN Model Regulations (pdf).