If you use common sense, there are no safety issues. Tape a piece of paper over the beer label (or simply scratch it off), use a permanent marker to make a crude skull w/ an X through it, and write POISON. CONTAINS (name of developer here) PHOTOGRAPHIC DEVELOPER. Perfectly safe. I now have the answer to my earlier post about whether to use plastic or glass bottles to store my developer in. Glass it is. Keep it simple. Thank you Agx and others.
While I'm no chemist, eons ago I used to work for O.S.H.A., and was involved in gathering information to present to Congress to have the P.E.L. standards (permissible exposure limits to toxic and hazardous materials in the workplace) updated and improved. If people only knew what goes on in businesses and hospitals! You'd be sure that people would be dropping like flies from some of the stuff I was told. But by and large, they don't. Over and over again I saw that solutions like Agx's were prevalent in the places w/ the best safety records, and that the "old ways" were generally the best. Maybe not the most convenient, maybe not the cheapest, but the best. As for breakage, wrap the bottle w/ a sheet of thin closed cell foam before putting your poison label on, and/or lay down a thick rubber mat where you use the stuff. Easier on your feet too.
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