Infographic | June 21, 2019

Fentanyl Exposure - Will Your Containment System Keep You Safe?

Fenttanyl is one of the strongest and most deadly drugs to ever reach the public for illegal drug use. This has translated to the lab safety industry, as technicians all over the world are testing samples of drugs, not knowing what amount of fentanyl is present. This has led to very dangerous lab practices as most facitlities are not outfitted for personnel protection of such a dangerous and potent drug.

ASHRAE 110-2016 compliance testing is the standard for most fume hoods and powder containment enclosures. ASHRAE 110-2016 is not enough to ensure safety, due to the limits of the test, thus surrogate powder testing is needed. In ASHRAE 110-2016, the hood will pass at anything below .05 ppm, or 292 μg/m3. The OEL (Occupational Exposure Limit) for Fentanyl is .1 μg/m3, much lower than the acceptable pass exposure for ASHRAE 110-2016.

Will your containment system keep you safe?

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