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    Uncle Goose here is some info: Droguerie<Le Lion> Rue De Laeken 55 Brussels 1000 tel 02-217 42 02
    Hope this helps, it is a fabulous quaint old style shop (take your camera with). The chemicals are quite expensive and I think minimum 100grm per item

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    The European Union is the folks who brought us RoHS, which has caused the long-term reliability of any electronics to plummet, as lead-free solder is subject to growing "tin whiskers" that short out the circuit. RoHS's bans on lead were too late to matter, the source lead in the waste stream was almost entirely cathode ray tubes (lead crystal glass for X-ray shielding), which are obsolete and no longer manufactured. Of course RoHS did nothing about the largest source of lead in the waste stream: car batteries. Haven't seen those in "lead free" yet...

    So passing silly rules about chemicals that deserve careful handing is just a EU sort of thing to do.

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    There is a double whammy with ammonium dichromate. In addition to the Cr (VI) toxicity it is also flammable. This may explain the high shipping cost.

    The EU is a perfect example of governennt out of control. I bet there are a lot of people who would like to get out of it. Even here in the US we have to put up with some of the idiocies coming from Brussels.

    Instead of spending time developing a sound monetary policy the EU has been distracted with other things where they should not be. Why shouldn't responsible people be allowed to buy certain chemicals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMeut View Post
    On the other hand: there are quite some idiots around that do not use dangerous chemicals with the respect they deserve. Maybe it therefor is not unwise to try to protect these people against themselves.
    Darwin in action. The solution is to allow these people to remove themselves from the human gene pool. A recent paper presented at a US university found that the human race is getting stupider. After millenia with the average IQ rising it has now started to fall. The problem seems to be that the human race no longer has to deal with the dangers of a primitive environment. There is nothing to weed out the stupid people.
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