Stanley A. Gorodenski stan_gorodenski at
Thu Nov 13 14:22:07 EST 2003

I am thinking of making cabinets myself. It does not appear that it 
should be too difficult and a lot cheaper than commercially available 
ones. I plan to use traditional plywood, not particle board or the 
'multilayer' stuff they now have. Assuming I can make a door that is air 
tight does anyone know if paradichlorobenzene (PDB) over time will 
permeate the plywood and start releasing into the room?  If so, is there 
something I can coat the interior surfaces with that would prevent this 
seepage? I am sensitive to this because a former ASU professor, Dr. 
Frank Hasbrouck, died of a lung condition. I cannot help but feel that 
his exposure to PDB at the ASU insect collection over many years 
contributed to his problem.


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