Surgical Smoke Plume Article Library - Dentistry

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Surgical Smoke a Health Hazard in the Operating Theatre: A study to quantify exposure and a survey of the use of smoke extractor systems in UK plastic surgery units


Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dentistry, Dermatology, Drills, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, Plastic, Plume, Reamers, Saws, Smoke




This study looked at the contents of surgical plume in the United Kingdom from plastic surgery centers. Their results revealed the equivalent mutagenicity and other hazards as smoking 27-30 cigarettes per day for OR staff. The contents of the plume were very similar to those of tobacco smoke and have the same disease causing capability.




D.S.Hill, J.K. O'Neill, R.J. Powell, D.W. Oliver

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