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Dry Ice?

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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I'm shipping some milk to another state (its a donation) and since I have never dealt with dry ice before, I have some questions.. It could burn skin, so will it burn the milk? Do I have to wrap the milk up in anything? Is there anything I might need to know about shipping milk in dry ice?

 

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM

No it won't burn the milk. Dry ice is very cold. So cold, in fact, that it will freeze the milk. THe burns that you're talking about aren't heat burns, they're burns from something being frozen. From what I've heard.. you can get a styrofoam cooler, place 2.5 pounds of dry ice on the bottom, place newspaper over the top, wrap you bags of milk in a paper bag, lay it on top of the newspaper. Cover with another layer of newspaper and then put another 2.5 pounds of dry ice on top.

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gdiamante
by Gina on Jan. 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Make sure the shipper knows that there's dry ice in the package, too.

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by on Jan. 26, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Good thing you said something. Hubby walked away with the reciept and I asked her, "Did he mention that there is human milk and dry ice in there?" She said, "Oh lord, no! Let me write that down..." and so its done. Thank you.


 

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Make sure the shipper knows that there's dry ice in the package, too.


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