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Tag: dry ice

New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 20, 2019

The College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen (“LN2”) and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called […]

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Dry Ice –Carbon Dioxide: Where is it Being Used and How to Handle Safely

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : July 25, 2014

Carbon dioxide, in its solid form, is colder than ice.  It is so cold, in fact, that handling it without protection can cause frostbite.  It does not melt, but instead dissipates into a gas that can be dangerous to breathe.  This substance is called dry ice, and, when handled properly, has many useful applications. The […]

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