There are two types of ice packs:
Are they toxic?
Skin: Leakage onto skin is usually not a problem. Minor irritation may be seen with leakage of instant or disposable ice packs
Ingestion: Unintentional ingestion of a small amount may result in a stomach upset.
What to do?
Skin: Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Ingestion: Rinse out mouth and drink a glass of water or milk.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Poison Control Centre.
How can I prevent exposure? Discard instant ice packs after use. Check reusable ice packs for leaks prior to use.
Need more information: Call the Poison Control Centre.
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