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Mold in rubberized fabric

From: Alan Hawk <alan.j.hawk.civ<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
We have received a world war II-era Civil Defense medical kit.   It
included a piece "Synthetic Rubber Sheeting."  The item has mold on
it.  The mold is a white talcum powder appearance.

We have frozen it for an extended period of time at -55 Deg C and
vacuumed the sheeting.

What do you recommend to clean off the remaining mold?

Alan Hawk
Collections Manager, Historical Collections
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Medical Research and Materiel Command
2460 Linden La.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-037
Received on Thursday, 20 February, 2014

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