Solder Fume Extractor Efficiency Comparison: Sentry Air Systems vs. Weller

Sentry Air Systems has provided fume extraction equipment to employers and workers in the soldering industry since the 1990s. The fumes associated with solder and rosin-based flux have potentially harmful side effects (including asthma-like symptoms and sensitization effects) [3] for the operator and others in close proximity. Over the years, we have received numerous calls… Learn More

Room Air Cleaner Efficiency Comparison: Sentry Air Systems vs. Honeywell

Sentry Air Systems’ research department recently performed a simple comparison test between the Sentry Air [Model SS-200-PRAC] Portable Room Air Cleaner and Honeywell’s [Model HPA-050] True HEPA Compact Tower Allergen Remover. Sentry Air Model 200 Portable Room Air Cleaner

Research Center Finds Formaldehyde in “Formaldehyde-Free” Brazilian Blowout

On September 16, 2010, Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) issued an important statement regarding the possible toxic effects of one brand of brazilian blowout solution and more specifically: their “Formaldehyde-Free” claim. Generally, these kinds of hair straightening solutions (i.e. brazilian keratin treatment) are used to… Learn More

Brazilian Keratin Treatment Fume Extractor Testimonial

Steve Tcherkezian is a BKT and Japanese Hair Straightening Specialist at Nouveau Hair Gallery in Toronto, Canada. He currently uses our Model SS-300-BKT Fume Extractor to help reduce fume exposure while performing hair treatments on clients: “Hey, my name is Steve Tcherkezian. I am in Toronto, Canada. I specialize in the Brazilian/BKT and Japanese Hair… Learn More

Particulate Matter: The Basics

“Particulate matter” is also known as “Particle Pollution” or simply “PM.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes it as “a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets [that are] made up of a number of components, including acids (such as nitrates and sulfates), organic chemicals, metals, and soil or dust particles.” [1] Despite… Learn More

Testimonial: Research in the Peruvian Rainforest

Gabriel A. Miller is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He utilizes a Sentry Air 18-Inch Portable Clean Room in the Peruvian Rainforest for his research: “We are using your portable laminar flow hood to work with fungi living inside tropical plant tissues; it’s amazing to create a sterile… Learn More

Nail Salon Respiratory Safety

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one of the most effective ways to help prevent inhalation of dangerous fumes and particulate in a nail salon is to install local exhaust ventilation: “Install a local exhaust ventilation system near work tables. Since the general heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVACs) slowly exchange the air inside the… Learn More

Testimonial: Molecular Biology

Sarah Laredo is an Animal Behavior Graduate Student at the University of California, Davis. She utilizes our 18″ Ductless Fume Hood [Model SS-218-DCH] for her Molecular Biology work in the field: ” I am using the Sentry Air unit to conduct tissue extraction in an outdoor field setting. I work with a very powerful fixative… Learn More

The Hazards of Formaldehyde Fumes

Formaldehyde is a useful chemical that is used in many manufacturing processes and in day-to-day life. It also poses a danger because of its toxic and carcinogenic properties and as such should be handled safely. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC) with a strong and distinctive odor that can be found in a clear… Learn More

The Hazards of Solder Fumes

Soldering, a process in which heat is used to join two metals together by melting a third metal or solder, can produce fumes or solder smoke that can be hazardous to the operators breathing zone. Depending on the application and particular solder, there is a wide variety of health concerns that can be associated with… Learn More