IAQ 2003, Presentation 16:

Pesticides Found in Dust from German Museums

Michael Wensing & Tunga Salthammer

Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research, Germany

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We have sampled settled dust in German museums. In some cases we have found high amounts of pesticides like pentachlorophenol (PCP) and chloronaphthalene. The reason is treatment of wooden sculptures. The results of a case study is reported, with very high concentrations of PCP and naphthalenes which cause possible health risk for employes and visitors.

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Author to whom correspondence may be addressed:

Michael Wensing
Fraunhofer-Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI)
Bienroder Weg 54 E
38108 Braunschweig

E-mail: michael.wensing@wki.fhg.de

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