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Odor in textiles

From: Hugh Glover <hglover<-a>
Date: Friday, June 24, 2005
Lucie Heins <lheins [at] ualberta__ca> writes

>...  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? ...

Several years ago I found an incidental and welcome effect of a 3
week nitrogen/Ageless anoxic pest treatment of a wood chest was to
entirely eliminate a strong naphthalene odor.

Hugh Glover
Conservator of Furniture
Williamstown, USA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:4
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-4-003
Received on Friday, 24 June, 2005

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