The exposure to halogenated gases is close to zero, with no need for any suction table !
The user’s health is fully protected. In this report* our results during 8 hours of use are much better than the most demanding standards and laws in Europe about VLEP**. Please note that the French DGS/3A/667 bis rule, dated from 10 octobre 1985 (Health Ministry) stipulates that the chemical agents concentration in the room should never exceed 2 ppm close to the workers during the anesthesia induction and stabilisation phases. Our results (shown below) are far below those limits, and also far below the Average Values (VME of 10 ppm during 8 hours) suggested in the Demeter DEM062 recommandation, followed by most of the laboratories in France. See by yourself:
Actual measures: working 47 mn with AST workstation, we barely reach 6.9% of recommended Exposure Max Values.
Extrapolation: working 4 hours with AST workstation, we remain at 35.3% of recommended Exposure Max Values.
Extrapolation: working 7:30 hours with AST workstation, we never exceed at 66.7% of recommended Exposure Max Values.
Moreover, the AST01 is fitted with various algorithms able to deliver the perfect doses for the induction phase and the continuity phase of the animal inhalation anesthesia process. The calculations used in those algorithms create an accurate link between gas doses and the weight and species of each animal (rats, mice, guinea pigs…).