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Subject: Mothballs


From: Jane M. Brown <brownjm>
Date: Thursday, October 5, 1995
Jerry Shiner's solution to infested new arrivals for collections
sounds appealing, but I think the original question involved what to
do about the odor of materials that had already been mothballed.

The answer is to air the materials.  The odor will dissipate.
Caution: the mothballs contain chemicals which should be handled
according to safety rules--use rubber gloves and masks, especially
if you have sensitivity to such materials.

Jane Brown
Waring Historical Library
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:32
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 5, 1995
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