I don't dump 'perfectly good chemicals' - only chemicals I can no longer rely on to do the job I want
Originally Posted by Lee Shively
I don't want to overplay the environmental issue overmuch as most sewer systems are able to cope with the amounts of silver dumped from home darkrooms- when you think of household chemicals some of those are worse. HOWEVER with fixer it is the sludge that forms that though unlikely to cause harm may potentially cause a degree of harm in larger quantities. As I understand it, this is lessened if you release less exhausted fixer in greater dilution (achievable by using more running water as you dispose). It may be small difference in the larger scheme of things but on the other hand every little helps and it makes me feel better.
Last edited by catem; 01-02-2008 at 11:52 AM. Click to view previous post history.