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BSCs provide safe, enclosed spaces for working with contaminants. These essential features of laboratories can typically be used for 15-25 years, but they do suffer wear and tear, and eventually need replacing. Performance gradually deteriorates over the years - you may notice that airflow is reduced, or that the cabinet starts to decrease in power, in some cases they may even start to vibrate. Here is a brief guide to help you decide whether it is time to upgrade to a new BSC.
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Fume Extraction Cabinets, sometimes also called Fume Cupboards or Fume Hoods, are fitted into laboratories to prevent the inhalation of harmful substances by workers.
During the briefing, our client explained that they would be working with hormones in the Fume Extraction Cabinet.
As a result, we needed to ensure that anyone operating the cabinet, as well as the surrounding environment, would be well protected.
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, also known as MDR-TB, is a variation of TB that does not respond to the standard first-line antibiotics isoniazid and rifampicin – the two most powerful anti-TB drugs on the market.
Extensively Drug-Resistant TB, XDR-TB, is another, more serious form of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, with additional resistance to more anti-TB drugs.
The success rate for treatment of MDR-TB is less than 50%, while the success rate for treatment of XDR-TB is even lower, at just 20%. South Africa has the highest number of cases of XDR-TB in the world.
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