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Subject: Mold


From: Carol O'Neill <lyconl>
Date: Sunday, May 9, 1999
We have a question about cleaning mold from books.  We have accepted
a donation of some books that have mold on them. Do you have any
information about using vinegar in a dilute solution for cleaning
books to control mold?

Everything that I have seen so far suggests chlorine bleach (in what
strength solution?), vacuuming, uv light and so on, but I seem to
recall that vinegar is a very acceptable, cheap, non-toxic product
that could be used to kill or at least retard mold growth.

Carol O'Neill
American University in Cairo
Rare Books and Special Collections Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:86
                   Distributed: Monday, May 10, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-86-025
Received on Sunday, 9 May, 1999

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