Quote Originally Posted by CMB View Post
To be clear, do you mean more toxic than dichromates or more toxic than dichromate clearing baths?

Charles
I suspect Vaughn meant clearing bath. Pretty much anything is more toxic than warm water

The mix of table salt, sodium sulfite and a bit of potassium permanganate (typically used as drinking water disinfectant) is not terribly toxic, but it's still more chemicals than plain water
But it is more stuff to buy than just the dichromate, so OP's point makes sense.