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Surgical plume can carry dangerous bacteria and viruses, including HIV. As such, they can produce upper respiratory irritation, and have in-vitro mutagenic potential.
More than 500,000 healthcare workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke each year in North America, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical technologists. When the Smoke Evacuation System is turned on, everyone can Breathe Easy. Want to Clear the Air of Surgical Plume?
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Canadian Nurses Protection Society (CNPS)
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