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I have a bag of soda crystals here and I'm a little worried about a warning on the packet where it says "Not to be used in drinking water", also it says it contains "sodium carbonate decathydrate".

So my question is, would this be safe to use in the production of colloidal silver?

The companies name is dri pak that produces the soda crystals.

decahydrate means there are 10 water molecules attached to each molecule of sodium carbonate.  This is only important when weighing it.

Sodium carbonate is commonly used as a food additive, and to adjust the pH of water supplies.  In itself, it is perfectly safe.  The question for you is what else is in the product you have.  Since you don't know, then you should assume that it is not pure, and I would not recommend using it.

You would be better off to convert some baking soda to sodium carbonate by simply baking it.  That converts it to sodium carbonate anhydrous.  If you eat baked goods like cake or pretzels, you have already eaten sodium carbonate.

It also says biodegradable and no petrochemicals, sorry I should of added this in the original post. It doesn't say it contains anything else apart from sodium carbonate decahydrate.

Its your call then.

Where do you buy it from? If it's in the UK, it's safe to use.


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