Silica Gel - Beware of Blue

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by panthers1day, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. panthers1day

    panthers1day Guest

    There is a lot of good information, but one I would recommend to stay
    AWAY from. DO NOT use the Blue "Indicating" Silica Gel. Use the White
    and get some sort of Humidity Indicator! Why?

    If you google and do some research on this "BLUE INDICATING" Silica
    Gel you will find that Blue
    Silica Gel contains a chemical additive called Cobalt Chloride which
    is NOT something you want near your food! It is also linked to cause
    cancer and the British Chemical Regulations actually requires BLUE
    Silica Gel to be disposed of as Hazardous Waste!! The Clear/White
    Silica gel does NOT have Cobalt Chloride. This is the item that you
    see with 99% of your food packaging, etc. Just want to make sure
    everyone knows NOT to use the BLUE or NOT to buy the BLUE Silica Gel.
    This stuff is very cheap and can be easily found online, just google
    Silica Gel Packets and will find several online retailers. Place I use
    is: http://www.silicagelpackets.com as they ship for free and cheap.
    Thanks guys/gals, be safe!
     
    panthers1day, Sep 11, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

     
    Scott W, Sep 11, 2008
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    mj Guest

    remind me NOT to lick my lens.
     
    mj, Sep 11, 2008
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