Potential Laser Plume Danger to Doctor, Patient and Personnel with thermal ablative lasers

Dear colleges: I believe that it is incumbent on everyone using Thermal Ablative Lasers to understand that the smoke generated from these lasers contain up to 95 % steam and up to 5% solid particulate matter. Any laser that reaches a temperature above the “Tissue Necrosis” threshold and causes ablation or smoke (Nd:YAG lasers, CO2 Lasers, Erbium Lasers, many Diode Lasers) can be a hazard

Dear colleges: I believe that it is incumbent on everyone using Thermal Ablative Lasers to understand that the smoke generated from these lasers contain up to 95 % steam and up to 5% solid particulate matter. Any laser that reaches a temperature above the “Tissue Necrosis” threshold and causes ablation or smoke (Nd:YAG lasers, CO2 Lasers, Erbium Lasers, many Diode Lasers) can be a hazard

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Potential Laser Plume Danger to Doctor, Patient and Personnel with thermal ablative lasers