Fume Hoods: Keeping You Safe in the Lab

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Fume hoods have been an essential piece of laboratory equipment since the first prototypes using local chimneys were made in the 1800s by Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Edison refined Jefferson’s designs in the late 1870’s. In the early 1900s, a new sophisticated design was developed, one that resembled a long cupboard at working level height with a vertical rising sash. Fume hoods have evolved throughout the last century and have done wonders to keep scientists safe from chemical fumes. 

Purpose of Fume Hoods

Fume hoods work to ensure the safety of lab personnel while working with hazardous materials. They accomplish this by continuously funneling airflow away from the user through a laboratory exhaust system. When used properly, fume hoods can safeguard people and their environment from toxic gases, explosions, and spills.

Types of Fume Hoods

The most typical fume hood is an item of lab equipment that resembles a cupboard that has a clear barrier with a small opening, allowing users to put their arms inside the protected workspace. There are also glove box fume hoods that are used to handle more dangerous chemicals. These fume hoods offer even greater protection since the workspace inside is completely contained. For this reason, you must use the protected gloves attached to the lab equipment when handling anything inside this fume hood.

How to Save Money on Fume Hoods

At REUZE it, we carry a variety of new and used fume hoods and accessories. They include classic used fume hoods, glove box fume hoods, overhead air blowers, hood enclosure safety cabinets, and more. Our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment so that you can fit the lab equipment you need into your budget.

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Whether you’re searching for innovative chemistry lab equipment or looking to replace broken lab equipment, REUZEit offers low-cost solutions that work as hard as you do. Browse the best surplus and gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment on the market! Check out our USA-based store or our European-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.