This activated charcoal is not the kind found on your burnt toast! Updated March, 2016.
Activated charcoal is a highly absorptive antidote for emergency use (and a few other non-emergency uses). It is able to rapidly mop up toxins and chemicals. Toxins adhere or stick to the very porous surface of the charcoal, so nothing is absorbed by the body. Instead, it passes through and out of the GI tract, trapped in the charcoal.
It is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic, and it has proven its value over and over again!
But you have to know about it and have it on hand for it to do any good!…