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Contaminated Collections

Section 10.10 (e) of the NAGPRA Regulations states that the "museum official or Federal agency official must inform the recipients of repatriations of any presently known treatment of the human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony with pesticides, preservatives, or other substances that represent a potential hazard to the objects or to persons handling the objects."

The links below will take you to non-NPS websites concerned with contaminants in museum collections, as well as sites that deal with pesticides more generally. If you have suggestions for other websites that would be useful to add here, contact National NAGPRA at

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