Use of Natural Gas or Bunsen Burner within a BSC

The use of natural gas for Bunsen burners in a microbiological laboratory has long been an accepted practice over the years. This practice has also carried over to use within a Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC). However, Bunsen burners within BSC's do present some inherent problems and are not needed or recommended unless deemed absolutely necessary. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) document - Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and use of Biological Safety Cabinets, section V, Operations within a class II BSC,

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