TSA lifting liquid, gel ban in ‘09
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Transportation Security Administration intends to remove airline carry-on restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels - including toothpaste and other personal care products - by fall 2009, the agency says Oct. 24. In 2010, TSA expects Advanced Technology X-Ray systems, which can differentiate between threat and non-threat liquids, to be widespread enough to negate the need for restrictions. Passengers currently may carry on liquids in 3 oz. bottles inside a clear plastic bag, though TSA began allowing up to 4 oz. of nonprescription liquid medication and certain amounts of infant formula in August 2006 (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 21, 2006, In Brief)
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