Im looking for advice and opinions.Ive just found out Im pregnant and Im trying to decide whether its safe for me to continue working in the analytical lab. Its a very small and basic lab ( a side line to another bigger manufacturing lab) , we only have 1* HPLC and 1* UV spectrophotometer- Im the only staff member in there.
Its really only the solvents which would be of harm- we generally use methanol, acetonitrile, acetic acid, phosphate buffers etc.
Im thinking as long as I use a fumehood to transfer the mobile phase into the reservoirs, then after that the vapours are pretty much enclosed...
Any opinions would be appreciated, its a hard decision to make.