Why the plane is not allowed to take liquids

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baggage contents are clearly specified in several documents signed by almost all world air carriers. Passengers are not allowed to carry sharp, prickly and cutting items, toxic and poisonous substances, weapons, drugs and some other things. This includes the prohibition of any liquids in a package of more than a hundred milliliters.

The latest restriction has caused much controversy and conflict, with passengers forced right at the airport to get rid of water bottles, perfume, sprays and even creams that are packed into vials that accommodate into itself more than a hundred milliliters of substance. This ban was first introduced in the European Union zone in 2006. The reason was the capture by British police of terrorists intending to undermine planes carrying passengers using liquid bombs. Indeed, liquids are much faster to produce a reaction leading to an explosion. To prevent the possibility of terrorist attacks and a restriction was imposed on the transport of liquid in the cabin of the aircraft. The world community has joined the ban, including the Russian Federation, which signed the relevant documents in 2007.

Today, there are many negotiations on lifting this ban. Airports and passengers are equally dissatisfied with them. Still, the restriction has been extended to and including 2013. Partial cancellations have been introduced at several airports in Italy, Britain and Holland. They have already installed special scanners capable of recognizing explosives even in liquid form. It is planned to equip all airports in the world with such equipment in the future, lifting the ban on the transportation of liquids in hand luggage.

Some representatives of British airports, however, have been arguing for a ban. They explain their tendency not to cancel it by the fact that the new technology for recognizing liquid explosives by scanners has not yet been fully studied. It may not be quite safe, and there is still a risk to the lives of millions of people around the world.

It should be noted that the ban is not imposed on products purchased in the zone of duty free at airports. If you have purchased perfume, alcoholic beverages, creams, sprays or any other liquids, don’t rush to open them. Sealed packages in a closed package by sellers can be carried on board. Open bottles, packages and other from you will remove.

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