Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 20:47:54 -0400
Reply-To: Peter Zavon <PZavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Peter Zavon <PZavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM>
Subject: Re: Fire in the fume hood
Comments: To: Kelleigh McCutcheon

When does a fire NOT produce noxious fumes?  And if there were such a fire,
would someone in the lab at the time have the knowledge or presence of mind,
in the heat of the moment (no pun intended), to recognize the difference?

Peter Zavon, CIH
Penfield, NY 14526

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelleigh McCutcheon" 
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 12:27 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fire in the fume hood

> Hello all,
> Does anyone know whether or not a fume hood should be turned off or left
on if fire breaks out in the fume hood?
> We have always assumed that one would turn the fume hood off as not to
provide oxygen to the fire; unless noxious fumes are produced by the fire in
which case the fume hood would be left on until fire personnel get to the
> Thanks,
> Kelleigh McCutcheon
> Chemistry and Biology Laboratory Technician
> Keyano College
> Fort McMurray, Alberta

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