This morning my friend made us a cup of tea in bed. After a couple of mouthfulls each, we both agreed the water tasted a bit strange .... kind of like a 'nasty sweetness'. Turned out that she'd filled the kettle from a jug of what she thought was water but was in fact a solution of diluted Kodak Hypo Clear I'd left on the table from last nights printing session :o !! Being a used solution it would have also contained traces of fixer too ! It was added to fresh water already in the kettle so this would have diluted it down even further. The warnings on the packet didn't seem too severe and it just said to drink plenty of water.
I knew something like this was going to happen sooner or later and I'm the first to admit I'm not the most safety conscious person when it comes to working with chemicals and also because I don't have washing facilities in my darkroom, the kitchen sink area always comes into play.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had any similar mishaps with chemicals or other darkroom ingredients ? Also, wouldn't it be a good idea if manufacturers could give some kind of 'Inert Colouring' to the solutions we use for processing in order to easily identify what's what ? Indicator stop bath has similar to this so why not other chemicals ? I know the correct advice is to label everything clearly but sometimes it's easy to slip up and get confused when looking at clear solutions in clear measuring devices scattered about on the work surface.
Anyway, I'm writng this many hours later and don't appear to be experiencing any ill effects or behaving any stranger than normal !! Could've been alot worse .... selenium toner 1:3 perhaps !!