Household Health; A Sequel to the Guild of Good Life

Household Health; A Sequel to the Guild of Good Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the very temptations to delay its renewal, and the very arguments of economy, become a strong objection to papers altogether. When the air of the room is damp the paper gets damp. In the damp state it attracts readily the dust that is in the air. When the weather gets dry and warm, or when the room is warmed by a fire, the dust becomes dry on the paper, and is then easily wafted and distributed through the air of the room; while if the paper be at all rough or raised the small irregular spaces are at all times receptacles for dust. This is another strong objection to the paper covering for the wall. A final objection to the paper covering is the mode in which it is put on the walls. As a common practice layer is laid on layer until several layers are put one over the other. I have once seen a room stripped of no fewer than ten layers of paper before the wall was reached. By this plan the room becomes lined with coating after coating of paste, which in course of time is decomposed, is turned into fine organic dust, and is itself, whenever the paper is torn away so as to allow of an escape of dust, a decided source of danger to health. Let sickness take place in a room the walls of which are treated in the manner above described, let the particles of the poison of a contagious disease disseminate in such a room, and almost of a certainty some minute portion of the particular poison will be cased up behind the new paper that is laid on, to remain a source of danger for after occupants of the rooms for years and years to come. For these reasons, which I think are sound and practical, the common style of paper for the walls of the bedroom is not the best unless it presents a permanent surface, and a surface that admits of systematic cleaning by means...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541472
  • 9781236541475