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Description: Bones are generally shipped in bulk. If too fresh or if damp may heat up during the voyage. Should be kept in a dry, well- ventilated space. A loss of weight is not unusual. If shipped in bags, rotting of the bags may occur as bones are prone to sweating. All forms of bone constitute a fire hazard, the most dangerous being raw bone because of its higher fat content. Further, all are liable to mold growth if they get damp, excepting the calcined bone and bone charcoal. Damaged bone products are generally found of use for fertilizer purposes depending upon their condition and the nitrogen and phosphorous content. Bones may be subject to a natural loss in weight due to drying out. Also, if bones are not perfectly dry, they may give off an objectionable odor detrimental to other cargoes. See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
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