|Cultural Heritage Conservation|
|Is the radiation treatement affecting the structure of art objects ?|
Fungi and bacteria are the most important enemies of cultural objects from museums and archives.
Radiation treatment is an efficient mean of mass disinfection for wood, textile, pellicle, parchment, hay objects, even mummies (Ramses mummy has been treated in this way).
Large packaged objects can be treated in this way, because the radiation is penetrant.
No toxic or radioactive residues remain in the treated item.
At carefully chosen doses the structure or color are not changed
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