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When you buy a new pair of shoes or the latest electronic device, your purchase might come with a little tiny package labeled “Silica Gel. Desiccant. Do not eat.” If you’re like most people, you probably throw these away. However, there are many uses for them, so don’t be so quick to toss them in the garbage.

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Confused about the 'Do Not Eat' silica gel packets randomly tossed in your new coats, lateral flow tests etc? Desiccants act by absorbing water to keep the surroundings dry, and this article sheds more light on ways to even utilise these, without discarding them. A must-read!

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