Whether you’re using dry ice to make your cauldrons filled with witches’ brew look like they’re steaming as they cook over an enchanted fire or to create an eerie, foggy atmosphere in a haunted house , it is important to handle dry ice safely and with care. Dry ice is extremely cold (-109º F) and can cause injuries similar to a burn if it comes into contact with bare skin.
One thing you can do to ensure your safety and that of those around you is to read through the “Safe Handling of Dry Ice” page on our website.
- Keep dry ice out of the reach of small children.
- Only let kids handle dry ice in the presence of an adult.
- Never touch dry ice with your bare skin.
- Wear insulated gloves or use tongs to pick up and handle dry ice.
- Make sure you’re in a well-ventilated room or outside when handling dry ice.
- Do not ingest dry ice.
These 6 points of dry ice safe handling will help prevent injuries and keep your Halloween filled with fun, tricks, and treats!
For more ideas on how to use dry ice to help put your trick-or-treaters in the Halloween mood, you can visit the “Halloween Experiments with Dry Ice” page on our website. It lists several ideas in addition to witches’ brew and dry ice fog for you to use.
If you have any further questions about using, handling, or transporting dry ice from one of our 40 distribution locations to your home or party location, please ask one of our branch employees. They will be happy and able to advise you on the best practices for doing these things safely.
Happy Halloween! Stay safe!