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Subject: Fumigation

Fumigation

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Sunday, July 16, 1995
What, if indeed one should, should one recommend to the untrained
custodian with poor resources (ie no extraction facilities) to use
for fumigating books and papers. Can anyone recommend products that
would be available without the custodian requiring a permit or
license to acquire them.

Many of the fumigants people used to recommend are now viewed as
toxic or as having adverse health and safety effects. A little
knowledge its true can be a bad thing but all too often one hears of
untrained persons whom have taken action into their own hands with
disastrous consequences for the artifact and to themselves
sometimes.

Has anyone any book titles suggestions covering easy to perform
fumigation techniques.

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd
England

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