3 Health Hazards

Heath Hazards in Black-and-White Photographic Processing

It is important that the darkroom is equipped with a good ventilation system. You can not open windows for fresh air and it is so much fun to spend time there so make sure the ventilation system works and report any concerns to the lab manager if it doesn’t work.

Most black and white darkroom chemicals are, when used at working strength, benign.
Even when concentrated, most black and white darkroom chemicals can be easily handled safely. The greatest risk is ingestion….Please don’t drink the chemicals! 🙂

If you have any skin sensitivities or any other conditions ask your doctor. The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are easily accessible at our lab and online. MSDS is a document that contains information on the potential hazards and how to work safely with the chemical product.

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