Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 22:02:44 EDT
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Ductless Fume Hood - need information
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SAFETY**At_Symbol_Here**, hs-canada**At_Symbol_Here**, NAOSMM**At_Symbol_Here**,
biosafety**At_Symbol_Here**, CSHEMA-L**At_Symbol_Here**LISTS.UMN.EDU,
When used properly, ductless fume hoods can be an excellent choice.   The 
Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)published an article on ductless and ducted  
fume hoods in our Winter 2006-7 issue.  It was written by F. Hauville of  the 
Erlab Group.  Erlab Group (_www.erlab.com_ ( ) is the 
international  manufacturer of an excellent line of ductless fume hoods.  
LSI will be happy to send an electronic copy of the article to anyone who  is 
interested.  The article provides good insights into the alternatives  and 
how to make a better decisions.
Regards, ... Jim
In a message dated 7/6/2007 3:39:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
melissa**At_Symbol_Here** writes:

I have been asked to look into using a portable,  ductless fume hood, and a 
ductless chemical storage cabinet for the chem lab.   
Do you have any  experience with ductless systems?  If so, please share your 
opinions,  suggestions on which ones to get or not get, etc. Which filters 
should we  buy?  Do we really need a filter for organic materials?   
Do you know how  often the filters would need to be replaced?  
The ductless fume  hood is for regular chemistry classroom use.  The chemical 
storage  cabinet will be in a room separate from the classroom and will hold 
chemicals  for chem., bio, and other science classes.  
If you need more clarifying information, please  ask. 
Thank you in  advance for helping out with this decision making  process. 
Melissa  Getz 
_Melissa**At_Symbol_Here**melgetz.com_ (mailto:Melissa**At_Symbol_Here** 


James A. Kaufman,  Ph.D.

Laboratory Safety Institute  (LSI)

Safety in Science and Science Education 
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Email: jimkaufman**At_Symbol_Here** 
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