Re: chemical hoods

Subject: Re: chemical hoods
From: Marilynne Smith <mrsmith -at- CTS -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 08:49:00 PST

At 07:59 PM 3/30/96 -0500, David Ibbetson wrote:
>Are those the things one finds in chemistry laboratories? If so, I think I
>would call it a fume extractor.

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If you have technicians of the uneducated sort working with the fume
extractor, you had better call it some sort of hood. You might even call it
a ventilated hood for removing dangerous fumes. In this case, it's very
important to know who your reader is. What is written on the hood? A
chemist is different in his understanding than a technician or a student.

Marilynne (who once left a lab where a student turned on a bunsen burner and
then spent a long time looking for a match and whose professor did no
teaching on the incident.)
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