Smoking is never good to one’s health. But if you think smoking cigarettes or exposure to second hand cigarette smoke is the only hazardous thing a human being can be exposed to, think again.
Today, medical practitioners from physicians to nurses and technicians are also exposed to surgical smoke. This is caused by the use of certain medical equipment that creates a smoke byproduct known as surgical plumes that contain carcinogenic chemicals.
This issue is now currently being addressed and organizations have recommended the setting up of local smoke evacuation systems to improve the quality of the operating field. [Read more…]