UNC EHS Training
UNC EHS Training
 
 
 

Inhalation

LungsBreathing is the most common way for contaminants to enter the human body. When working in the lab, you should be aware of aerosol-producing procedures such as:
  1. Accidental spills
  2. Centrifugation
  3. Pipetting
  4. Weighing
  5. Injections using syringes and needles
  6. Removing caps and stoppers
  7. Clean-up procedures, dry sweeping
which introduce contaminants to the air and make them easier to inhale.

Mechanisms to control exposures can be achieved through safe work practices, administrative controls (i.e. substitution of a less hazardous chemical), and personal protective equipment.