Electrosurgery uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy to cut and cauterize tissue in over 80% of all surgical procedures (41/51.4 million total US surgeries (2014)(1*) and 187/234.2 million worldwide (2008)(2*)). Electrosurgery generates smoke and aerosols that billow from the surgical wound, which have been tolerated as a nuisance. This smoke has been proven to contain, “carbon monoxide, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and a variety of trace toxic gases. As such, (it) can produce upper respiratory irritation, and have in-vitro mutagenic potential. Although there has been no documented transmission of infectious disease through surgical smoke, the potential for generating infectious viral fragments, particularly following treatment of venereal warts, may exist.”(3*).

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