Infection and Allergy in Museums

  title={Infection and Allergy in Museums},
  author={Michael R. Bailey},
Publisher Summary Biological materials introduce three distinct health hazards to museum workers. Live micro-organisms and viruses may cause infection. Organic material, either whole micro-organisms (live or dead) or the constituent parts of biological systems, may cause allergic reactions. Finally, the products of biological systems may be toxic. The chapter discusses where these hazards may arise and with how they should be controlled. The sources of biological material that may give rise to… CONTINUE READING