From: Bob Kiss (email@example.com)
Date: 05/12/03-05:53:58 AM Z
The only reason I carried the Sodium Sulfite in my luggage was to avoid
the overseas (I live in Barbados) shipping costs and delay and the customs
duty and VAT which, in toto, can double or triple the cost of anything.
When it comes to chemistry the TSA people seem just as concerned about
what you check as what you carry on.
By all means, have it sent UPS which is pretty reliable and quick. If
you partner doesn't know how to sing and dance it will be either confiscated
or he will be made to send it by mail anyhow from the airport (the option
that was suggested to me if they wouldn't take it on the plane). I don't
know the current situation in the U.S. regarding Sodium Thiosulfate in
UPS...perhaps those with more experience with this on the list can help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shannon Stoney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: FLYING WITH SULFITE
> My partner will be flying next week with a bag of sodium thiosulfate
> crystals, bringing them to me in TN. Should I tell him to mail it
> If he packs it in the luggage he's checking, is it less likely to be
> >From: Bob Kiss <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Re: FLYING WITH SULFITE
> >Date: Mon, May 12, 2003, 2:41 AM
> > DEAR RYUJI, JUDY, AND DAVE,
> > It might be a good idea to bring the MSDS but I am not sure the MSDS
> > would list the types of uses about which the TSA is worried. And, yes,
> > Judy, it might have been worse if I were carrying table salt and laundry
> > detergent (Sodium Chloride and Sodium Carbonate) but I guess they have a
> > flag about sulfur products as they also have less professional uses.
> > In response to Dave's suggestion I would only have hoped that my
> > documentation as a photographer would have helped...but then again...?
> > CHEERS!
> > BOB
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ryuji Suzuki" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 12:35 AM
> > Subject: Re: FLYING WITH SULFITE
> >> Do you think it would make a difference if you carried a copy of MSDS
> >> with the chemical?
> >> Anything containing sulfur is banned?
> >> What about human body? (dead or alive)
> >> Ryuji
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