Hey, I bet this will work! A no-frost freezer should dry and de-mold books. However, knowing mold
spores, I bet they just go dormant and will re-emerge if the book is kept in a warm/wet enough
environment. My books don't seem to have bad mold problems. There was a little bit between the cover
and jacket of one, but Windex seemed to remove it. I think the musty smell is more that the pages
are damp and pressed together and need to be fully dried.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Carroll" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Baking books?
>I believe there is a recommended procedure for freezing books infested with
> mold that will kill the mold. I'm not sure under what controls the freezing
> is done, but UNC used to have a room and freezer device dedicated to
> t. --Jeff