Learn about the 9 classes of dangerous goods and examples of which ones are used most often.
There are 9 classes of dangerous goods. Some are also subdivided into divisions. Learn more about what they are and which ones are most commonly used.
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Gases
Class 3: Flammable liquids
Class 4: Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases
Class 5: Oxidising substances, organic peroxides
Class 6: Toxic and infectious substances
Class 7: Radioactive material
Class 8: Corrosive substances
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles including environmentally hazardous substances
Below is a list some of the most commonly used dangerous goods and their class or division. These substances may be dangerous depending on their concentration.