What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is nothing more than carbon. It is merely charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to help open millions of tiny pores between carbon atoms. Activated charcoal has been around for thousands of years and its recorded dates back to 1550 BC. Its main uses are for water filters, removing toxins, and chemical purification processes. According to Mayo Clinic, it is quite popular for absorbing poison that has been ingested. There are some ERs that administer large quantities of activated charcoal for certain types of poisoning.
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