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What effect does film development and paper printing have on environment?
Is it detrimental to the point of doing ecological damage?

Good question, especially if you develop your own photos. Two books may help answer the question: "Health Hazards for Photographers," 1992 by S. Rempel; and "Over Exposure: Health Hazards in Photography" by S. Shaw, 1991. The only thing I could find on pollution control was a draft EPA regulation for the photo processing industry that was issued in 1980, so at least someone is paying attention to the problem. You could probably find out more about how to dispose of hazardous household chemicals by calling your city's sanitation department or your state department of environment or natural resources.


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