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Regulations, Recommended Practices & Standards

Surgical smoke plume is a dangerous by-product generated from the use of lasers, electro-surgical pencils, ultrasonic devices, and other surgical instruments. As these instruments cauterize vessels and destroy (vaporize) tissue, fluid, and blood, they create a gaseous material known as smoke plume. Throughout the world various regulatory bodies, professional organizations and standards organizations set standards, provide position statements, and offer guidance that govern surgical smoke evacuation procedures and other protective measures throughout the world. See what regulations exist for your part of the world.

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