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Subject: Musty odors in books

Musty odors in books

From: Schobernd Beth <BETH.MLBMHS>
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 1994
In response to Sue Dunlap's query about musty books:  We have had  good
luck using charcoal  to absorb odors of this kind.   Use any container
that can be closed fairly tightly (box, garbage can, etc.) with a pie
pan full of charcoal briquets in the bottom.  Stand the books, fanned
open if possible, in the container with the charcoal and close the
container tightly.  Leave for a few days.  We have found this treatment
to significantly decrease musty odors.

Beth Schobernd
Illinois State University
8900 Milner Library
Normal IL  61790-8900
Fax: 309-438-3676

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:16
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 25, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-16-008
Received on Tuesday, 23 August, 1994

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