Continental Carbonic Provides Dry Ice Safety Tips for the Halloween Season

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Because of the extremely cold nature of dry ice, Continental Carbonic provides safety tips when handling for the upcoming Halloween season.

Safety Tips When Handling Dry Ice

Safety Tips When Handling Dry Ice

Dry ice can be used very effectively to create spooky effects at Halloween. It's called "dry ice" because it does not melt like wet ice. Instead, dry ice converts into carbon dioxide gas, which creates the “fog” effect ideal for Halloween. Dry ice is extremely cold (-109°F/-78.5°C). Simple safety precautions need to be taken when handling dry ice including:

  • Always use gloves or a towel when touching dry ice. Dry ice can freeze skin cells and cause a burn-like injury.
  • Since dry ice displaces oxygen as it converts to gas, open car and room windows to ensure proper ventilation. Leave the area if you experience difficulty breathing. Never sleep in a room with dry ice.
  • The CO2 gas produced by dry ice can cause an explosion if left in an airtight container. Continental Carbonic sells foam coolers which ensure the dry ice will ventilate properly while preserving the life of the dry ice.
  • Always supervise children when using dry ice.

To find additional information on how to create a Creepy Jack-O-Lantern, prepare a Witch’s Brew or simply create Spooky Crawling Bubbles, visit

Continental Carbonic can provide you with the dry ice you need from one of our 39 locations throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States and Ontario, Canada. Dry ice is sold in quantities of 10 pounds or more, with prices based on quantity purchased. For more information on safe handling of dry ice, please visit our website at

To find the nearest Continental Carbonic location, please use our dry ice locator found at:

All Continental Carbonic locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, and during normal business hours, Monday, October 28, to Thursday, October 31. All branch locations carry foam coolers and gloves, and will have printed safety tips available for handling dry ice.

About Continental Carbonic:
Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. specializes in the manufacture and distribution of dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) and liquid carbon dioxide, along with sales and rental of dry ice blasting equipment. We service customers throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States, and Ontario, Canada through our strategic network of 39 dry ice manufacturing and distribution facilities. For more information, visit or call 1-800-DRY-ICE2.

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