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Subject: Carcinogenicity of fluorescent retouching lights

Carcinogenicity of fluorescent retouching lights

From: Sarah Cove <scoveconserv>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999
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I have recently been diagnosed with a malignant melanoma behind my
ear.  A colleague at the Tate Gallery has heard that a number of US
conservator have been similarly diagnosed and that the cause may be
the UV emissions from fluorescent retouching light banks.  Does
anyone have any information on this?  Would anyone with a similar
condition like to contact me.  Is there any research in this area?

Sarah Cove
Conservation of Paintings
Constable Research Project

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:74
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Received on Saturday, 13 March, 1999

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