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New bomb checks on air liquids

DUBLIN Airport is in the market for new liquid bomb detectors.

It will soon be easier to bring baby food and medication through the airport's security.

Liquid Explosive Detection systems (LEDs) are to be introduced after the Dublin Airport Authority's (DAA) tender process for the introduction of the new scanners at both Dublin and Cork airports began.

But the new scanners will only be used on medication and baby food rather than on all liquids, according to the DAA. The new regulations will mean passengers travelling with baby food or medication will no longer be asked to perform a skin or taste test.

Current regulations, introduced in 2006, mean that liquid containers cannot exceed 100ml and must be presented to security in a clear resealable bag.

The DAA has set a deadline of June 17 for tenders to apply.

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