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Subject: Mothballs for book storage

Mothballs for book storage

From: William Real <realw>
Date: Monday, July 11, 1994
Regarding Mr. Cartwright's query about moth balls:  my understanding is
that 1) they are a health hazard to any workers handling them or working
around them, and 2) they are not effective in deterring insects.  Sounds
like a difficult problem.  How about sealing the boxes and using silica
gel to buffer RH below mold-growth levels?

Will Real
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15213

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:7
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 14, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-7-003
Received on Monday, 11 July, 1994

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