Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are at risk from indoor pollutants.

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Indoor Air Quality is a significant issue in libraries, museums and archival collections - due mainly to the fact that many compounds, as well as unsuitable temperature and humidity has a deteriorating effect on many valuable and precious items stored in these buildings.

Air pollution can attack heritage materials. Museums, galleries, libraries and archives are all at risk. Deterioration is usually slow and progressive but prolonged exposure can cause severe damage. Different materials are susceptible to different pollutants. 

 

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