Petition Mandatory for all hospital theatres to evacuate diathermy tissue smoke plume.

Despite having risk assessments,some surgeons are reluctant to use smoke evacuation, which puts perioperative staff and patients at a risk of breathing in harmful diathermy tissue smoke.

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Diathermy smoke called plaque, is also carcinogenic and mutagenic and even contains hydrogen cyanide.One gram of diathermy tissue is equal to smoking six (6) unfiltered cigarettes.

I want the government to make diathermy smoke evacuation a compulsory requirement rather than a recommendation.

http://ortoday.com/the-real-risks-surgical-smoke/

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