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Hazards of Handling Dry Ice (Frozen Carbon Dioxide)

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) has a temperature of -78.5°C and is widely used to provide cryogenic storage and transport. As it melts it becomes carbon dioxide gas, which is odorless and tasteless.

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