Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 26, 2021
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Powder patrol

US airport lineups just got a little longer. In keeping with the “[Transport Security Administration’s] efforts to stay ahead of emerging threats,” the TSA will now be stopping travellers if they’re carrying what the agency considers suspicious looking powder. Using a new type of explosives-detection technology, officers will decide if a powder requires more than just screening. If it does, a sample of the substance will be taken. If it comes back dodgy, it won’t be allowed on the plane, either in a carry-on or checked luggage. Whew.

Don’t panic. Most powders (baby formula, makeup and medication) are safe… at least we hope so.

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