How do I safely handle/dispose of the dry ice?
Each order contains dry ice. The bag that contains the dry ice is clearly labeled with large blue lettering. In the event that the order is roughly handled and shifting occurs, it is possible for the dry ice to shift and some may fall out of the bag.
Dry Ice temperature is extremely cold at -109.3°F or -78.5°C. You should always handle dry ice with care and wear protective cloth or leather gloves whenever touching it (an oven mitt or towel will work). If touched briefly it is harmless, but prolonged contact with the skin can freeze cells and cause injury similar to a burn.
Safe handling tips:
- Dispose of unneeded dry ice by letting the unused portion sublimate in a well-ventilated area. Please be sure that you do not leave this in a public area or area where it can be accessed by children or pets.
- You should never dispose of dry ice in a sink, toilet or other device. This can destroy the structure because of the temperature difference.
- Do not place dry ice on a tiled or solid surface counter top as the extreme cold will cause damage.
- Do not dispose of dry ice in the trash or garbage.