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Subject: Creosote vapors

Creosote vapors

From: Wendy Claire Jessup <prevcon>
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Has anyone done any research on the affects of creosote vapors on
furnishings, paintings, textiles, etc.?  I am working on a
conservation assessment for an historic house museum where in the
1960s the joists in the dirt crawlspace beneath the house were
replaced by joists treated with creosote.  40 years later the
creosote odor is very strong on the first floor of the building. The
building is located in an area with high ambient RH year-round.   I
have found references to human health only and have reviewed MSDS
for creosote-coated wood products and information on products of
combustion when creosote-treated wood is burned.  Any help/advice
you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Wendy Claire Jessup
President and Conservator
Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc.
1814 N. Stafford St,
Arlington VA 22207
Fax: 703-522-2802

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:18
                Distributed: Thursday, October 14, 2004
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Received on Wednesday, 13 October, 2004

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