how to handle and use dry ice
This is a solid form of carbon dioxide.
However, it does work like ice and can be a very useful thing when there is a power outage.
In addition, the \"smoke\" it sends out when it melts also creates a huge special effect for Halloween parties and concerts.
Dry ice is interesting but dangerous.
Here are some important handling and general safety tips.
Never buy dry ice too far in advance.
It can melt quickly and is not easy to store.
If you\'re going to a party, buy it on the day of the party, just a few hours ago.
Do not store dry ice in the refrigerator unless you have a power failure.
Dry ice can be a great tool to keep your frozen item from spoiling when it\'s powered off, but make sure there\'s some sort of barrier between it and the food.
Wrapping dry ice up and placing it on an object that needs to be cooled is always a good plan.
If your refrigerator is working, don\'t store the ice inside and expect it to last longer.
On the contrary, the extreme cold of dry ice may turn off your refrigerator.
Be sure to put dry ice in a sealed container before it is ready for use.
Wear well insulated gloves and/or use pliers when handling dry ice.
Don\'t touch dry ice with your bare skin
You will be severely burned.
When breaking dry ice, use a hammer and chisel to avoid skin contact at all costs.
When using it as a special effect, place it on a glass plate or on a surface similar to a hard one.
Dry ice can be burned through plastic.
Don\'t put small pieces of dry ice in your drink.
It is not edible and, if swallowed, will mean going to the emergency room.
If you want to create an illusion of spewing smoke from a potion, place a large piece of dry ice on the glass plate inside a large bowl.
Always put dry ice in the wellVentilation area.
The smoke released when it melts is carbon dioxide;
If there is no ventilation, people will be suffocated by steam.
Keep the windows open while transporting dry ice in your car.