Following a terrorist attempt to detonate a liquid explosive device on an aircraft in 2006, the EU Commission and TSA of the USA have implemented a requirement for the screening of all liquids being transported by passengers for explosives content.
Also aviation security requirements adopted in 2014 require liquids to be screened at most airports throughout Europe, North America and Australia.
Examples of Typical liquids:-
- Cigarette lighters
- Creams, lotions, oils, lipstick, Vaseline etc.
- E-cigarettes and refills
- Gels, hair and shower gels
- Liquid-solid mixtures
- Pastes, including toothpaste
- Pressurised containers, deodorants, shaving foam, etc
- Water and other drinks, soups etc
- Any other item of similar consistency
Liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS) are now deployed at Airports throughout the world, they non-invasively detect explosive material that is in liquid form.