Dry IceSafety & Handling

Dry Ice is EXTREMELY COLD (-109°)

It is so cold that it can cause severe frostbite upon contact with the skin. Keep dry ice out of reach of children and animals.

Risk of Exposure

Do not taste or touch dry ice with your bare hands. Always use gloves, tongs or a shovel of scoop when handling.

Risk of Explosion

Do not confine in airtight bottles or containers. Because dry ice releases a large volume of gas as it sublimates, it may explode and cause personal injury if packaged in a container that does not allow for release of the gas. Store dry ice in a stryofoam chest, insulated cooler or a special cooler designed for the the storage of dry ice (i.e. allows for the release of carbon dioxide gas).

Risk of Suffocation

A large volume of carbon dioxide gas emitted in a confined space, or other unventilated area (e.g. cold room) may create an oxygen deficient atmosphere.

  • Dry ice must be stored in a well-ventilated location. NEVER store dry ice in a cold room, warm room, or storage closet unless adequate supply ventilation is provided.
  • Do not place dry ice on a tiled or solid surface countertop as the extreme cold will cause damage.

Disposing of Dry Ice:

  • Let the unused portion sublimate in a well-ventilated area.
  • NEVER dispose of dry ice in a sink, toilet or other device.
  • NEVER dispose of dry ice in the trash or garbage.
  • NEVER leave unneeded dry ice in public areas.

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