Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Den Leader Vitamins - Keeping them in Film Cannisters
Re: Den Leader Vitamins - Keeping them in Film Cannisters
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 10:09:39 EDT
In a message dated 98-10-05 18:15:25 EDT, you write:
<< Kodak and the other film makers have indicated that film containers are not
food grade plastic and the chemicals can not be removed with washing. >>
This thread was recently rehashed on WAGGGS-L, which is where this post comes
from (the originator's identity has been removed, but please don't assume this
was my posting!):
"I inadvertantly brought up this thread, with a similar warining, when I
first joined. Apparently, it had been hashed out before. The story about
the poisonous chemical is an urban legend. I must confess -- I didn't
believe what I read on this list, so I called Kodak's 800 number. After
speaking to people in three departments, I got the right
department...Environmental Services. I spoke to a young woman named Debbie
who told me that yes, silver nitrate is toxic, and yes, silver is in film.
However, she said that the silver in film is not silver nitrate, and is not
She did say that for plastic to be approved for food storage, it must pass
requirements by the FDA. Kodak has never applied for this approval -- they
store film in the cannisters -- so she does not know if their grade of
plastic is sufficiently pure to hold food safely. As a result, Kodak does
not recommend food storage in film cannisters.
I would certainly wash the cannisters carefully, but I don't think that
there's any danger involved.
My own note of caution -- these "vitamins" should only be used with adults.
Young children should never be given anything which can confuse them about
the difference between *vitamins*, which are durgs, and *candy.*"
Now...what about Pop Rocks and Pepsi???