The dangers of cellulose nitrate film

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This leaflet is for private individuals and voluntary groups who have or find old film in domestic or other non-workplace premises.

Cellulose nitrate film is extremely dangerous. It catches fire very easily and one alight is difficult to put out.

This leaflet explains:

It also lists contact points for further advice and information.

This leaflet has been revised in line with the revocation of celluloid legislation April 2013.

Updated: 2021-03-23