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Subject: Odor in textiles

Odor in textiles

From: Lucie Heins <lheins<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2005
I am presently working with a collection of textiles where
naphthalene had been used for pest management.  The home where the
textiles were stored has now become a historical house museum.  The
textiles have been removed to a new storage facility that is air
conditioned.  The smell of naphthalene is still very strong even
though the staff aired the textiles before putting them in storage.
Is there any possibility of reducing/eliminating the odour within
the storage unit?  Is there an air cleaner (or other system)that
would effectively deal with the odour?  Any assistance would be
greatly appreciated.

Lucie Heins
Textile Conservation
MA Student
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 23, 2005
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Received on Thursday, 23 June, 2005

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