RE: drinking in the darkroom

From: Bob Kiss ^lt;>
Date: 11/03/04-08:04:41 AM Z
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        Think of all of the platinum chlorplatinite, fix, ferricyanide (or is it
ferro?), developing agent, and other forms of dust those sticky little bears
attract...let alone the chemicals they will pick up from your hands unless
you do a pre surgical scrub. I will leave them in a jar right outside the
darkroom door and step out to eat a few as a reward for each successful
print...after I have removed my vinyl gloves and rinsed and dried my hands.

-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Huber []
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: drinking in the darkroom

  Hi Bob;
  Does this mean- no gummy bears too?
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Bob Kiss" <>
  To: <>
  Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 7:21 AM
  Subject: RE: drinking in the darkroom

  C'mon, people! I thought that is why we were taught lab procedure:
  1) Mix chems in chem beakers, etc. Do NOT use household glasses, cups,
  2) Consume food & drinks from household glasses, cups, etc, NOT from
  or other chem use items.
  is said that gun powder and alcohol don't mix...I think it is the same
  darkroom chemistry. If you MUST break this rule, get two angle brackets,
  four screws and a small piece of plywood and put up a small "consumable"
  shelf on which goes ONLY drinks & food. Put it up high where it can just
  reached but is very inconvenient and small enough so you will NOT consider
  resting chems on it but will remember that it is for food & drink only.
  You have been discussing the risks involved with consuming large
  of chemicals. There are also risks involved with lower doses. I am
  proof of years of medical treatment necessitated by silver and phenols in
  liver. Don't forget that handling film and prints causes splashes and
  a drop or two of some of our solutions into our cups and glasses or on our
  food will have deleterious effects over time.
  Food for thought? ;-))

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Timo Sund []
  Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 11:08 AM
  Subject: Re: drinking in the darkroom

  Father of my friend once mistakely drank pure drain opening solution
  (=sole natrium hydrokside). It was botteled like any soda would. He
  survived but canīt speak anymore.

  And he was man who knew his ways when working with dangerous chemicals.

  Iīve once had a cup of coffee in the darkroom and had some used cups
  lying around filled with various developers. Lycky enough I smelled my
  "coffee" before tasting it.

  Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
> Nope, it was potassium bichromate. I have the article from the BJP

  Timo Sund
  Palaios Photos


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