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Powders on planes: Passengers face new scrutiny

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/09/2009

Julie Johnsson

"Now dried baby formula, makeup, talcum and other powders have joined the long list of seemingly innocuous household items drawing closer scrutiny from airport screeners as potential security threats. "Federal authorities haven't banned powders toted by passengers or set limits on the size or amount they are allowed to carry on planes in their hand luggage. "But the Transportation Security Administration is now paying closer attention to common powders and has outfitted O'Hare, Midway and other airports around the country with new kits to test them for explosives. Passengers should be aware that after belongings are X-rayed, TSA officers may test a small sample of any powder in their possession." Read on...

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"Powders on planes: Passengers face new scrutiny", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/powders-on-planes-passengers-face-new-scrutiny