Nonexistent issues (a.k.a. urban legends/faulty reasoning) plague the biosafety field. Examples include infectious autoclave exhaust, “enhanced” biosafety level definitions, and lab facilities causing most LAIs.
Without early recognition that a problem is nonexistent, effort and time can be invested in a problem for which a solution does not exist and frequently precipitates frenzy in proportion to its nonexistence. Pearls of wisdom from Ruth Davidhizar, RN, DNS, CS. “The Nonexistent Problem” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 12 No. 11, pp 686-689, November 1991.