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ANSI/AIHA Z9.5-2003

Laboratory Ventilation

This standard sets forth the requirements for the design and operation of laboratory ventilation systems.
This standard does not apply to the following types of laboratories or hoods except as it may relate to general laboratory ventilation:
-Explosives laboratories;
-Radioisotope laboratories;
-Laminar flow hoods (e.g., a clean bench for product protection, not employee protection);
-Biological safety cabinets.
The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum requirements and best practices for laboratory ventilation systems to protect personnel from overexposure to harmful or potentially harmful airborne contaminants generated within the laboratory.
It does not apply to comfort or energy considerations unless they have an effect on contaminant control ventilation.
This standard:
-Sets forth ventilation requirements that will, combined with appropriate work practices, achieve acceptable concentrations of air contaminants;
-Informs the designer of the requirements and conflicts among various criteria relative to laboratory ventilation;
-Informs the User of information needed by designers.

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