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I've heard that people use dry ice with drinks, but I'm wondering how safe that is. Since dry ice is carbon dioxide, isn't that dangerous?

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  • I want to get answer because we having restaurant I want to put in to menu – user2146 Nov 24 '15 at 7:06
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    The Chemistry Stackexchange has an answer on this one: chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/788/… – YviDe Nov 25 '15 at 18:02
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In addition to the extreme cold of dry ice when it warms and becomes a gas again it gains volume rapidly. If it is in your stomach you will inflate to fatal levels. There are many cases where this has happened. If you are drinking a beverage with dry ice in it make sure it has all evaporated (melted). It is used because of the 'cool' steam it gives of as it heats.

Supporting sources

http://chemistry.about.com/od/dryice/f/Why-Is-Dry-Ice-Dangerous.htm

Similar thread

http://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-drinking-water-with-dry-ice-in-it-dangerous/

The volume increase with sublimation is the same as liquid nitrogen:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/9594000/Warning-over-liquid-nitrogen-drinks-after-girl-loses-stomach.html

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