Why is Surgical Smoke So Hazardous?
Surgical smoke is a dangerous by-product generated from the use of lasers, electro-surgical pencils, ultrasonic devices, and other surgical energy-based devices. As these instruments cauterize vessels and destroy (vaporize) tissue, fluid, and blood, a gaseous material known as surgical smoke is created.
What You’re Breathing in
150 Chemicals and 40 carcinogenic chemicals3
Viable bacteria and virus4
Ultra-fine particles similar to coal dust5