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Laser Plume Capture for the Veterinary Practice

Laser surgical instruments are commonplace in today’s veterinary practice. Because laser instruments can vaporize tissue, there is concern about the content of the smoke plume they produce. OSHA says such surgical plumes “have contents similar to other smoke plumes, including carbon monoxide, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and a variety of trace toxic gases.” OSHA also notes that… Read more »