Methods for Staff Monitoring:
Both types of cabinets can be used safely to prepare cytotoxic drugs. It is how you use the cabinets that determine how safe they are. The decision is usually based on the type of lab set-up you have, how you choose to practice and what is your operating cost.
A recent publication from Health & Safety Executive (UK) entitled “Handling cytotoxic drugs in isolators in NHS pharmacies” gives a balanced view on the application of negative pressure and positive pressure isolators in pharmacy.
The decision is yours!