Do The Fume Hoods In Your School/University Laboratory Contains Asbestos?
If your lab space was constructed during the 1930s to 1970s, your laboratories’ fume hoods may contain asbestos materials. For the past 20 years, there has been steady progress made with respect to asbestos removal but fume hoods are often forgotten in this diligent effort.
Fume hoods were lined with asbestos-containing materials up until the 1970s because of heat/fire resistant qualities. Now, most fume hoods are manufactured with a polyresin or a phenolic resin interior liner. In some cases, hoods are constructed out of stainless steel (radio isotope, perchloric), but the cost usually won’t justify the material’s usage in middle & high school science labs.
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