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Charting a Path to Clean Laboratory Air

Are you working with pathogens or volatiles? Use this flowchart to determine what safety cabinet or fume hood is necessary for any experimental situation.





Biological research laboratories employ a large variety of dangerous substances, from potential pathogens like bacteria and viruses to volatile or noxious chemicals. Research laboratories may also require sterile environments. Scientists use containment systems such as fume hoods and biological safety cabinets to maintain safe working environments while also preserving sample and experimental integrity.

Download this poster from Baker to walk through the process and find the right containment equipment for any laboratory situation.