Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Smoke damaged books

Smoke damaged books

From: Bonnie Jo Dopp <bjdopp>
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 1995
    **** Moderator's comments:
    This query comes from a person who is not on the DistList and
    will not see any responses that are posted here.  Please respond
    directly to sender and if of general interest post it here as well

I wonder about the safety of gases used on books after they've been
exposed to smoke from a house fire--my question is of personal, not
professional concern.  My personal library was "treated" in some
chemical way several years ago after exposure to smoke from a house
fire.  Sooty books were discarded, but clean ones kept, and now
whenever I am in their company in a closed room I rapidly begin to
experience what I call an alkaline taste--this is accompanied by
some coughing--and I wonder how concerned to be about it (it is a
nuisance, but I mask it by drinking a lot of water--or beer) and how
I might eliminate the problem without tossing all the books.  The
books have recently been moved dust is visible on or around them.

Bonnie Jo Dopp
bjdopp [at] wam__umd__edu

                                  ***
                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:6
                   Distributed: Sunday, July 2, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-6-006
                                  ***
Received on Wednesday, 14 June, 1995

[Search all CoOL documents]


URL: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/1995/0600.html
Timestamp: Wednesday, 12-Jun-2013 22:31:34 PDT
Retrieved: Friday, 20-Sep-2019 18:43:56 GMT