TIL that silica gel packets aren’t poisonous. They are labeled “do not eat” because they are a choking hazard.

Read more: http://thescienceexplorer.com/technology/don-t-throw-away-your-desiccant-packets

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  1. They are also labeled DO NOT EAT, simply to ensure you realize it’s not food or medicine. (I worked at a place where a man complained about our product, and we realized he was eating the vegetable-starch based packing material, and not the product. To be fair, they did look like [cheese puffs](https://i.imgur.com/7x1qNgB.jpg). ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  2. I learned this a while back. Was working in an ICU taking care of a very sick overdose patient. He vomited up a small ‘canister’ that contained the gel. I was concerned and called the Dr thinking that is why he was so sick. Nope, he stated what the original poster said.

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