Dangerous Plume In The Operating Room – Its Just Not For Lasers Anymore

While the word has been out for many years about the dangers of laser plme, there’s a new alarm being sounded about the plume generated by electrocautery and other thermal cutting methods: That plume may be equally hazardous — or mor so, researchers warn. The problem with smoke from laser and electrical surgical procedures is so serious that NIOSH sent out a Hazard Controls notice.