Category: Laser Fume Extraction

Health hazards: Removal of electrosurgery plume and surgical smoke

Each year, an estimated 500,000 workers, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical technologists, are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke.3 Common workplaces that utilize lasers for medical procedures include: hospitals, clinics, dental clinics, veterinary clinics, laboratories, and cosmetic treatment clinics. During surgical procedures that use a laser or electrosurgical unit, the thermal destruction of tissue… Read more »