From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] laminar flow hood purchase
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:33:27 -0500
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Does the user need protection? Are they going to be working with infectious bioorganisms and/or human cells? A laminar flow hood won't protect the user, only the product. If they will be working with infectious materials a biosafety cabinet (rather than a 'laminar flow hood') provides both product protection and user protection. It has laminar flow....

In case you need a BSC, below is the link to get the Appendix A from the BMBL. (I can't attach the pdf).

BMBL 5th edition

We have both IIA2 (the majority) and IIB1 (a few). I am perfectly comfortable with the IIA2's (which discharge into the room) as long as they are for BSL2 work and are certified annually or when moved.

let me know if you'd like to talk further.

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Bradley, Shelly <Bradley**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
One of my faculty is interested in a laminar flow hood. I know nothing about them.
What do I need to know?
Are the self-contained ones any good?
Which brands are best?

Thanks for your help!!

Shelly Bradley
Authorized OSHA Trainer
Instrumentation Specialist
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Department of Chemistry
Hendrix College
Conway, AR 72032
Ph: (501) 450-3812
Fax: (501) 450-3829

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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