Sources and references

  1. Cox, M. (2001). Crypt archaeology: an approach IFA Paper No. 3, Institute of Field Archaeologists, Reading. Available at:
  2. Rae, A. (2012) Hazards in museum collections: A Collections Care How To Guide. Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. Available at:
  3. The Health and Safety Executive’s biosafety mini-site:
  4. Construction hazardous substances: Harmful micro-organisms, Health and Safety Executive (accessed 2019) includes pages about Legionella, Anthrax, Blood Borne Viruses, Hepatitis A, Psittacosis, Salmonella, Leptospirosis / Weil’s Disease, Tetanus and Aspergillus. Available at:
  5. The Public Health Agency of Canada has published detailed pathogen safety data sheets (PSDS), which can be used by museums for comparative information purposes only: