Fume Hoods (Fact Sheet)


One of the most important safety devices in a laboratory is a properly functioning fume hood. The fume hood protects users by containing and exhausting airborne hazards; it does this by constantly pulling room air into the hood and exhausting it from the roof. Fume hood sashes also provide shielding in the event of an explosion or fire inside the hood.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
November 25, 2008
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet