Film Photography: How any could masrer film and darkroom work?

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Re: Film Photography: How any could masrer film and darkroom work?

bford wrote

I"m guessing most were. I cringe when I see old movies of photographers putting their hands into the developing tray to grab their prints. I had the safest method of developing my prints since I used Cibachrome tubes for my b/w. Never got any of the chemicals on me and never had to work under a safe light.

You're right about early photography.  Chemistry at the turn of the century included potassium cyanide and chlorine!

For modern chemistry, Kodachrome was the worse while black and white is actually quite safe in comparison.  If you read the MSDS sheets for modern ink printers, the adverse effect is "irritant".  Much better than death by cyanide.

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