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fume hood

An enclosed, ventilated space used in a laboratory to contain and exhaust aerosols, chemicals, dusts, microbes, powders, vapors, and other inhalational hazards.
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provides a detailed understanding of the ways in which air-flow interactions within a lab can affect fume-hood containment.
The study demonstrates that fume-hood containment is surprisingly sensitive to small changes in design and configuration.
Fume-hood containment was measured in terms of three parameters:
Fume-hood locations Turbulence across the front of the hood from foot traffic can cause reverse flow out of the equipment, endangering personnel.