Silica gel comes in paper packages and can be found in many items like shoes, clothing pockets, and in bottles of medicine. The silica gel usually comes in clear/round beads. They are there to help keep things dry. These packets are not toxic, but can pose a choking risk if swallowed.
- Provide something to drink to flush beads into stomach.
- If you have questions, call the Poison Centre.
- If your child is choking, call 911.
- Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).