Re: Clearing prints and asthma
Hamish Stewart (email@example.com)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:14:59 +0100
>Subject: Re: Clearing prints and asthma
>Sent: 17/11/97 0:32
>Received: 17/11/97 22:26
>From: Sil Horwitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
>At 03:05 PM 1997/11/16 -0700, Keith Schreiber wrote:
>>I didn't think of it at the time, but we could have neutralized the
>>acid with baking soda.
>Could be almost as bad - the combination produces carbon dioxide, which can
>be toxic in an enclosed place.
I read these posts with interest, but have a specific questions regarding
Sodium Metabisulfite, which I use for clearing Gum Prints. I can't find
any info about the toxicity of this chemical. But last Saturday night,
while I cleared a batch of around twenty prints, I could feel some
irritation to the throat and nose from the fumes. Being silly I didn't
even think to grab the respirator. The following day I had an intense
cough and a running nose.
Do you have any comments regarding this chemical - and yes next time I
use the respirator.