3-15. FOGGED FILM
Fogged film (see figure 3-16) may be caused by:
a. Exposure of film to light during storage.
b. Leaving film unprotected (that is, outside the lead-lined box or in the x-ray
room during operation of the x-ray machine).
c. Use of film that has been exposed to heat or chemical fumes.
d. Use of improperly mixed or contaminated developer.
e. Defective safelight.
3-16. STAINED OR STREAKED FILM
Stained or streaked film (see figure 3-17) may be caused by dirty solutions, dirty
film holders or hangers, incomplete washing, or solutions left on the workbench.
Figure 3-16. Fogged film.
Figure 3-17. Stained or streaked film.