A fume hood is a device used to limit exposure to toxic fumes and vapors. Most often used in laboratories, these units are vital for securing personnel safety around harmful chemicals.
Depending on the type, the unit either funnels the chemicals outside to prevent contamination of a small lab space or it filters out the fumes via a certified filter. A fume hood is a box-like units with a tall base to allow use while standing. For effective use in all types of laboratories, units come in several shapes and sizes and filter a variety of fumes.
Different labs require different measurements, so there are several types of fume hoods to choose from. LabDS provides a variety of fume hood sizing options to encompass every potential laboratory need.
A fume hood is an effective way to get rid of odors, fumes and harmful reactants in laboratory environments. However, if not used properly, they may not keep the user as safe as needed. Follow these steps when using a fume hood in order to ensure complete lab safety for the user.