Is the initial dark carbon water from a purifier safe to drink?

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Please see attached pictures. Whenever we replace the right cartridge (with carbon filter) with new one (every 6 months). There are initial dark tint water from the carbon that fills a basin. Are the dark water safe? We throw the water of course. But there maybe those who didn't know or have ingested it (or traces of). What does the dark carbon particles do to the body?

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Ingesting activated charcoal is recommended after accidental ingestion of specific toxins.
Is burnt toast is somewhat similar?
Curious myself about levels that may be high enough to interfere with normal stomach function.
 
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There is no ingestion hazard listed for new activated charcoal. Get the dust in your eyes or aspirate it , yes it is a problem. Ingest it, there is no known (no reported medical) problem. Contaminants refers to used activated charcoal, which can have all sorts of crud in it.

https://generalcarbon.com/activated-carbon/activated-carbon-msds/
This means: throw out the "black water" from your new filter if you do not like it, and stop worrying.
 
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This means: throw out the "black water" from your new filter if you do not like it, and stop worrying.
Yep
 

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