Re: drinking in the darkroom

From: Susan Huber ^lt;>
Date: 11/04/04-09:42:28 PM Z
Message-id: <002001c4c2ea$62ce9ca0$589dc8cf@ownereb7xeo44n>

  Thanks, Bob-
  I only eat my bears after the negs session. And yes, I use gloves for
everything- long before any one else did.
  I hadn't thought of the bears' attraction to airbourne agents though...
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Bob Kiss" <>
  To: <>
  Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 6:04 AM
  Subject: RE: drinking in the darkroom

  Think of all of the platinum chlorplatinite, fix, ferricyanide (or is it
  ferro?), developing agent, and other forms of dust those sticky little
  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

  -----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.
    3) DO NOT BRING FOOD AND DRINK INTO THE DARKROOM...especially alcohol.
    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
    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
    reached but is very inconvenient and small enough so you will NOT
    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
    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
    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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