Fumigation of spaces

Nigel Silman*

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Fumigation of spaces using gaseous disinfectants is a necessary and required element of a BSL-3 laboratory. This chapter describes the theory and practicalities of undertaking fumigation of contaminated spaces be it a laboratory, biosafety cabinet, or piece of equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking in Biosafety Level 3 and 4 Laboratories
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Introduction
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783527675357
ISBN (Print)9783527334674
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2014


  • Biological indicators
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Emergency plans
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fumigation
  • Heating ventilation and air-conditioning
  • Respiratory protection


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