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Subject: Arsenic


From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Monday, June 17, 2002
Sheilah MacKinnon <sheilahmac [at] hotmail__com> writes

>John Gavin <johnnywyoming [at] hotmail__com> writes
>>The museum has been offered a rare Wyoming Mountain sheep mount. How
>>or where can I get a kit (or other tool) to check for arsenic. If
>>arsenic is present can it be removed?
>Just thought you might be interested to know that there is a
>Conserve O Gram, Number 2/3, from July 1993 entitled  "Arsenic
>Health And Safety Update". It has information on the health related
>effects, handling, storage, and use precautions,and procedures for
>identification of arsenic.
>Conserve O Gram can be found at
>    <URL:
>        publications/conserveogram/cons_toc.html>

A more recent series of articles on testing, handling, storage and
identification of pesticide contaminated objects appears in several
issues of Collection Forum (see volume 16 especially for the results
of a conference on this topic).  You can access the volumes online
via Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Niccolo Caldararo
Dept. of Anthropology
San Francisco State University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:2
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Received on Monday, 17 June, 2002

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