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Description:This historic image depicted a laboratorian as she was seated at a laminar flow hood, while she was in the process of what appears to be the inoculation of slant culture test tubes. She was wearing a disposable gown, gloves, and face mask, but no eye protection, which is now considered essential personal protective equipment (PPE).
The negatively-pressurized laminar flow hood allows no air flow to escape back into the lab environment. Using this negatively pressurized, hooded environment any airborne pathogens, or toxic vapors that are released inside the hood, are drawn back into the hooded container, and up into a filtered ventilation system, thereby, avoiding the spread of contaminants throughout the laboratory atmosphere.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. David Sencer
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