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Arsenic in natural history collections

From: Helene Tello <h.tello<-a>
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008
Jane Pudsey <jane.pudsey [at] coventry__gov__uk> writes

>Can anyone advise us of a specification for an extract system that
>would remove arsenic particles disturbed whilst handling Natural
>History specimens? Due to space constraints, this will need to be an
>over-head hood type.

Do you want to remove arsenic or just exhaust the dust that is
enriched with arsenic. Basically, heavy metal compounds are strongly
bond to a specimen or artifact and cannot be extracted.

Helene Tello
Dipl.-Rest. (FH)
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin
+49 30 8301 296
Fax: +49 30 8301 500

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