Although dry ice can lead to having a ton of fun for the Halloween season, it is critical to know how to handle it. If you’ve read our previous blogs you’d know that this chemical is a frozen form of carbon dioxide. This would be the reason why it doesn’t melt under heated temperatures and turns into gas instead. Additionally, it sits at a temperature that is considerably freezing, so you want to make sure you’re handling it properly. Nevertheless, in this blog, you’ll learn three ways you can avoid mistakes when handling dry ice.
Buying Dry Ice Earlier Than You Need It
Although this tip has less to do with safety, you still want to keep in mind that this chemical doesn’t typically last very long. In fact, on average it takes 24 hours for only five pounds of it to turn into gas. This would even occur if you would store the dry ice in a cooler. So, if you’re planning on using dry ice for Halloween festivities you want to make sure you’re not buying it so early because it will not make it on the day of. Instead, you should plan to buy dry ice just a few hours before you’d actually need it for any event.
Don’t Let It Touch Your Skin Or Get Near Your Eyes
As mentioned above, dry ice is well below freezing temperatures. So if your skin were to come in contact with it for more than 10 seconds, you’d be at risk for frostbite. The same goes for your eyes as it could put you in severe danger. Therefore, you want to make sure you’re using heavy gloves, tongs, or even both when handling dry ice to prevent any serious damage from happening to you. And if you’re sipping drinks that include dry ie in them you want to be sure not to let your mouth tough it as well as it can cause internal frostbite.
Use A Well-Ventilated Room
Due to dry ice being made up of CO2, when it’s in the process of turning into a gas you want to ensure that the gas doesn’t build up and start to replace the oxygen in the room you’re using because it could put you in danger. It’s critical that you use a room that is well ventilated to avoid anything endangering for you to happen
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