Week 28: Beware the Red Rot

Rationale: Red Rot is the result of a reaction between leather and airborne sulfuric acid, formed when sulfur dioxide combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and moisture. It will attack vegetable-tanned leather. The leather ultimately becoming dry and powdery and easily crumbled by handling. Red Rot is NOT reversible and is named after the red colour after loss.

Recommendation: Constantly monitor and Relative Humidity and Temperature in areas contain vegetable-tanned leather.

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