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Mold affects many different types of materials and heritage objects. Please consult the following pages for more information about mold-remediation, prevention of mold growth, and safety precautions when dealing with a mold infestation.

Image of the back cover of a pharmacist's prescription book that became moldy after being wet from Hurricane Sandy flooding in October 2012. Image taken by Rachael Perkins Arenstein and courtesy of the Irvington History Center.


See the Lexicon pages for mold and mildew. The Paper Conservation Catalog also has a detailed Glossary of mold-related terminology.

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Environmental Concerns for Textiles: Biological Attack

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