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Library Materials and Human Health: Vulnerability and Preservative Measures

Isibor, Areghan Akhanolu and Mamudu, Philomina Abieyuwa (2017) Library Materials and Human Health: Vulnerability and Preservative Measures. Annual Research & Review in Biology, 20 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2347-565X

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This manuscript documents a study on the materials and users of selected libraries in Nigeria, with a view to providing vital information on the effects of library-associated organisms on the library materials, and the health of people in its proximity. The study evaluated the modes of action of library-associated biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors, stated the impacts of the activities of the organism(s) on library materials and users, and investigated the prevalent environmental factors necessary for the well-being of the organisms. The modes of action of the non-living degradation agents were also analyzed and preventive measures were implemented accordingly. Nonbiodegradable library materials made from synthetic or inorganic sources might be a degradationfree option but on the other hand manufacturing of synthetic products would aggravate environmental pollution challenges. Organisms in the library depend on the ambient conditions to thrive, therefore strategic regulation of the library environment is important. Safety of library users and library materials can be guaranteed by the recommended precautions which were based on the study of the organisms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library materials; library users; degradation agents; allergic; preservative measures.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 09:31

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