Air Science offers mail handling fume hoods to improve the safe handling and screening of envelopes and packages. Despite shipping regulations, substances that are harmful when ingested, inhaled or absorbed are often sent, both legally and illegally, via mail. In addition to potential attacks through the shipment of anthrax and explosives, the shipment of drugs and pharmaceuticals puts mail handlers at risk when packaging is compromised.
A life-threatening overdose from synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, can happen with just one touch or the simple act of inhalation near a compromised envelope or package. While wearing latex gloves during the sorting and handling of mail can help lower risks to workers, the greatest threat comes from breathing in airborne particles.
As drug and other potentially harmful particulates are often too small to see, workers can be exposed without realizing it. To reduce the risk of exposure to airborne particulates and improve mail handling and mail screening safety, the proper containment hood is essential.
The Purair SafeSEARCH is a negative pressure containment system, or ductless fume hood. Negative pressure flow pulls particulates away from the handler while drawing air into the work surface and through the Multiplex™ filter. The Multiplex combines a broad spectrum, general purpose carbon filter with a HEPA/ULPA filter to capture drugs, chemical vapors and other particulates with greater than 99.999% efficiency.
Air Science builds custom enclosures for your specific needs. Each unit is designed to maximize operator safety and accessibility, and is tested and certified to factory specifications and industry standards. We can easily adapt existing models to fit your unique application needs or design and construct a mail handling chamber for larger applications, including those using roll-in carts or requiring walk-in access.