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    Do you store stabilizer in the fridge?

    Do you store Stabilizer in the fridge? I've been doing it just like my developer, fixer but I'm not sure if it's does anything good.


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    Stabilizer contains a wetting agent and a preservative. No need for special storage.
    The same for fixer.

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    Did you know there's formaldehyde in stabilizer?
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    Not any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Not any longer.
    Hi AgX, I am not sure if you are only speaking for your country's chemistry requirements, but Kodak Flexicolor III is still available in the US and the MSDS lists formaldehyde:

    http://www.chemcas.com/msds112/cas/4..._9014-90-8.asp

    To the OP, please, please consider the affect of possibly putting a known carcinogen near your food.

    Flexicolor still avail:
    http://www.uniquephoto.com/film%2Dca...lons%2D1965482
    Last edited by zsas; 02-11-2013 at 08:27 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Fix link to correct MSDS - Cat 196-5482
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    final rinse and stab are different.
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    ^I am not sure what you mean? The final rinse in Kodak C41 is the stabilizer (some use Flexicolor III). If our OP want to put a possibly gene altering carcinogen near his food, I can't sit idly by and not inform him/her what I know to be true.
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    When Kodak left out Formaldehyde from the final bath concentrate, they changed the name from Stabilizer to Final Rinse, which does not follow logic as colour film still needs stabilisation (in form of other bacteriocides).
    But they still offerd classic Stabilizer III as an alternative product for use with older film types.


    Stabilizer III is not longer listed at their website (whatever that means).

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    That might be true, but I bought the below from Unique Photo a few months ago....maybe I am one of the last Americans with Stab III in his home, but I would never ever, ever consider having this leave my locked darkroom to endanger friends/family (the thought of my blind grandma or kids getting confused is enough to make me implore the OP to consider the risk)....

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    It is never a good idea to store any chemicals in a frig that is used for food.

    There is also another problem that the lower temperature can cause some chemicals to come out of solution and be very difficult to redissolve.
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