What are the most import properties of a good Fume cupboard (Fumehood)?

The fume cupboard (FC), often also named fumehood should protect the users from getting into contact with potential dangerous chemicals (fumes, vapours) and should discharge them outside the building. A first identification of a proper fume cupboard is the availability of a valid certificate (In Europe usually BS EN 14175. Other countries might use their own localized standards (e.g AS/NZS 2243, SEFA 1.2, ANSI/ASHRAE 110).

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