What does Hazmat mean?

Hazmat is an abbreviation for “hazardous materials”. It means the substances which are flammable or poisonous, and would be a threat to life, property or environment if released carelessly.

Hazmat can be gases, liquids or solids. It includes toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products, biological, chemical and radiological materials with strong potential to cause harm.

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These are dangerous substances which pose risks to health, safety, property or the environment when being transported.