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Nonmailable Articles in International Mail

Hazardous materials - Poisonous or Contagious Substances

Please note that laws/provisions prohibit certain articles sent by international mail.

Also, the destination country may also restrict certain articles to be sent.

International Mail Conditions.

Hazardous materials - Poisonous or Contagious Substances

  1. Poisonous
    • Substances that cause death or injury if swallowed, inhaled, or contacted by skin, or that are likely to jeopardize health
    • Examples: arsenic, anti-knock mixed driving fuels, solid bactericides, mercury compounds, and rodenticides
  2. Contagious Substances
    • Substances that are proven or reasonably considered to contain pathogens. Pathogens are microbes (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, parasitic worms, and fungus) that are proven or reasonably considered to cause infectious diseases in humans or animails, or genetically-altered microbes (hybrid or mutant species).Contagious Substances, which does not cause infectious diseases in humans or animals, are not subject to provisions specified in this page. However, those have potential to spread diseases when being touched by human or animals are subject to the provisions here.
    • Exception: Infectious substances may be airmailed, provided that they comply with the requirements set by the postal service authority of the country concerned and the appropriate part of the IATA rules on dangerous materials and that the packages are lab.Solid carbon dioxide, which is used as a coolant for infectious substances, may be airmailed when the shipping method meets the appropriate part of the IATA rules on dangerous materials.
    • Examples: HIV, hepatitis, salmonella, Lassa fever virus, rubella virus, and Bacillus anthracis

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