General Technical Bulletin

Use of Natural Gas or Bunsen Burner within a Biosafety Cabinet

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.

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