Safety Precautions for Dry Ice
Dry ice safety is essential for all dry ice use. Make sure everyone understands the dangers of contact and the need for proper ventilation.
Caution: Always supervise children around the dry ice.
Dry ice temperature is frigid at -109° or -78°C. Always handle dry ice with care and wear protective gloves whenever touching it. It is harmless if touched briefly, but prolonged contact with the skin will freeze cells and cause injury like a burn.
Do not enter closed areas that have stored dry ice before airing out. Normal air is 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and only 0.035% Carbon Dioxide. If the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air rises above 0.5%, Do not enter closed areas that have stored dry ice before airing out. Normal air is 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and only 0.035% Carbon Dioxide. If the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air rises above 0.5%, CO2 can become dangerous.
PICK-UP TIME AND TRANSPORTING
Please pick up the dry ice when needed or have it delivered to your location. Depending on the insulation, it sublimes 10 to 15 pounds every 24 hours. If transported on a flatbed truck, make sure to protect it from rain, or you may look like a special effects vehicle with smoke-like fog pouring out behind you. One truck was stopped by the police when this happened.
Treat dry ice burns the same as heat burns. Otherwise, if only red, it will heal at the same rate as a regular burn. Apply antibiotic ointment to prevent infection and bandage when the damaged skin site needs to be protected. See a doctor if the skin blisters or peels off.
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