Activated charcoal

Carbon processed to be very porous with a large surface area available for adsorption and chemical reactions.

one gram of activated carbon has a surface area of approximately 500 m2.

Black powder that is odorless, tasteless and nontoxic.

Estimated to reduce absorption of poisons by up to 60%.

Adsorbs chemicals from the stomach to the large intestine.

Useful in uremic pruritus.

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