How to safely dispose of pure nicotine?
March 17, 2014 7:13 PM Subscribe
My friend decided she wanted to make her own nicotine solution for her e-cigarettes, and, long story short, ended up with a glass vial of 100% pure nicotine solution from China. How can she safely dispose of this incredibly toxic substance?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The nicotine you can legally buy in the US is way less than 100% and it's still pretty toxic. The Chinese variant - no telling, of course, that it is what it says it is - seems as if it could kill half the town. Nicotine poisoning
. She doesn't want anything to do with it, but she doesn't want to just throw it in the trash, either, because what if it seeped out and touched the trash collector and then he died? She suggested putting the vial in a thermos and burying the thermos because, she says, it will no longer be toxic in 20 years. No, I said, they will have built a house or two in your backyard within the next five years, let alone 20. So, what would be the safest way to get rid of this stuff? It arrived in a glass vial in a padded mailer, so clearly the Chinese factory wasn't too worried about killing anyone en route.