The smokeSTAR

The smokeSTAR


Voltage  220-240 V / 100-120 V 
Frequency  50/60 Hz  
Dimensions (WxDxH) in 355 x 415 x 205 Cwithout filter) mm 
Weight approx. 8.4 kg without filter 
Weight approx. 9.1 kg with filter
Sound pressure level <55 dB CA)


Already in 2007 the Robert-Koch-Institute pointed out the danger of surgical smoke.

The high energies in ultrasound, high frequency, radiofrequency and laser surgery cause toxic reactions, which are a very serious health hazard. 
On the basis of international scientific studies several countries have already passed corresponding legislation making localised smoke evacuation systems with high-performance filters mandatory for the protection of the surgeon and the assisting team. Pratective legislation is currently in preparation in many other countries. 
Cutting and coagulation -depending on the method and unit -set free different sizes of particles fram 0.07 to 200 um. 41 different chemical substances have been identified in smoke -some of which are highly toxie. Standard surgical masks filter particles in the 0.6 to 5 !-Im range only. However, the average particle size of viruses is 0.015 to 0.2 um. In addition to this, up to 25% of the breathing volume is able to bypass the surgical mask. 
In toxicological studies not only erythrocytes and living cell material but also biological contaminants as viruses, bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi were found. Also viral and HIV DNA was discovered. 

Your surgical mask does not protect you!