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Re: Ridding books of fish odor (fwd)

Suggestion for fish odor:  This is for book/paper.  I don't know about
video tape.
First, fresh air.  Stand book in window, outside, or under a fan to
disipate the odor.
Second, try baking soda.  It works to absorb odors in a
refrigerator/freezer.  It is basic, so limited danger to book.  I would
try sprinkling the soda between the pages, but do NOT  squeeze the book
shut or it could put too much pressure on the spine.

Good luck!

Jane Brown

On Tue, 9 Jan 1996, Broome County Public Library wrote:

> Thought someone on this list might have a suggestion !
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 06 Jan 1996 15:21:55 -0800 (PST)
> From: Linda Hendrick <lhendric@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: stumpers-list@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Ridding books of fish odor
> I am requesting help for a fellow librarian.  A local public library was
> given an unusual gift in it's book drop.  A dead fish was stuffed into
> the drop and several of the books and video tape are very stinky. The
> library staff has tried many ways of getting rid of the smell with poor
> results.  Any ideas would be welcome and I will pass them on to those
> tired of holding their noses.  This library in question is on the sea,
> but really!
> Thanks.
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> Linda Hendrick       lhendric@xxxxxxxxxxx*
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