After use the dichromate solution should be mixed with a sodium sulfite solution. This reduces any Cr (VI) which is very toxic to Cr III) which is less toxic before discarding. The yellow orange color of the dichromate will change to green.
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AFAIK, I would rather work with your product than drive in Montreal. For sure it will kill you faster to drive there.
Each and every chemical products we use can be dangerous if used improperly.
It is our responsibility to use it the way it is intended for.
And yes, your recipe looks like the one I had in my old Encyclopedia of photography, Focal Press, printed in 1972.
I've been give lots of correct advice to be safe when using dichromate. I am not sure why it was assumed I didn't, but thanks all the same. It was good advice and reaffirmed what I was doing.
It's no secret the contempt I have for bad drivers. Most show high degrees of being inattentive at the best of times. For the record, I don't drive and probably never will (and I am over 50 now). If I treated my chemistry like I see most other people drive, I would have been dead a long time ago.
Please remember this when you are in your "lab" on on the "road".
Oh, Montreal has the worst drivers I have ever seen. They seem take great pride with the disrespect they give others on the road. I'm glad they don't all have darkrooms.
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