Safely Using Dry Ice

Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2) and is commonly used for cooling and freezing items. However, it’s important to handle dry ice with care to ensure safety. Here are some guidelines:

1. Protective Gear:

Always wear insulated gloves when handling dry ice to prevent frostbite. Use protective eyewear to shield your eyes from any splinters or chips.


Work in a well-ventilated area, as dry ice releases carbon dioxide gas. Avoid using dry ice in confined spaces without proper ventilation.


Handle dry ice with tongs or insulated gloves. Avoid direct contact with bare skin. Never ingest dry ice, as it can cause injury or harm.

4. Storage:

Store dry ice in an insulated container, such as a cooler, and keep it well-ventilated. Use the dry ice as soon as possible after purchase.

5. Disposal:

Dispose of dry ice in a well-ventilated area. Allow it to sublimate in a safe place or follow local regulations for dry ice disposal.

6. Transportation:

a)If transporting dry ice, ensure proper insulation to prevent rapid sublimation. Clearly label containers with “Dry Ice” and include safety information.

b)check with all airlines to confirm thier maximum allowable quantity per package

7. Emergency Procedures:

Know emergency procedures in case of exposure or accidental ingestion. Seek medical attention immediately if there are any concerns about health and safety.

By following these safety guidelines, you can make the most of dry ice while minimizing potential risks. Always refer to specific instructions provided on Fraser Valley Dry Ice Website and packaging.