|Document ID (ISN)||112251|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Eickmann U., Falcy M., Fokuhl I., Rüegger M., Bloch M.
||Surgical smoke: Hazards and preventive measures
||Fumées chirurgicales. Risques et mesures de prévention [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2011, No.127, p.383-395. 61 ref.
||Fumées_chirurgicales_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
||Surgery techniques that use heat or ultrasonics expose operators to pyrolysis products. These fumes contain mixtures of various substances which may include biologically-active substances, carcinogens, mutagens and reprotoxic. Acute poisoning symptoms include migraine, weakness, nausea, and irritation of the eyes and respiratory system. There is a lack of epidemiological studies on the risks of surgical smoke to operator health. Preventive measures rely on collective protection (smoke aspiration, mechanical ventilation of the work environment), organization (information and training of personnel) and, where required, the use of personal protective equipment.
||smoke; operating theatres; lasers; surgical treatment; information of personnel; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; health hazards
||irritants; teratogens; mutagens; carcinogens; aerosols; migraine; fatigue; local exhaust; personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services