Arsenical paper

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Description

A paper that is impregnated with arsenic salts. Arsenical paper refers to wallpaper that contains arsenic sulfide pigments (orpiment or realgar). Arsenical paper was also prepared as flypaper in which arsenic salts were mixed with a sticky glue then coated on paper.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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