But it's not that kind of white powder!
February 20, 2012 12:14 PM Subscribe
Can I bring diatomaceous earth on an airplane? Quick responses appreciated.
posted by insectosaurus to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
I will be flying on a domestic US flight (within California) later this afternoon, and I would like to carry on about a pound of diatomaceous earth
. It is nontoxic and not hazardous, but also a fairly uncommon white powder. It would be in a carryon bag, labeled as diatomaceous earth in handwriting. I can explain what it is and what it is for.
It's not a big deal if they confiscate it, but I don't want to be detained or subject to a major search. I'll buy some at my destination if that's easier, but if it's no big deal to take it on the airplane, I'll do that instead.
It's not on the TSA or FAA web pages.