Local Scavenging — A New Method to Reduce Occupational Exposure to Anaesthetic Gases

  • P. Carlsson
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 190)


The evacuation of anaesthetic gases from the expiratory valve of the breathing system will reduce occupational exposure to anaesthetic gases by more than 90% if a cuffed endotracheal tube is used.


  1. Carlsson P, Lundqvist B, Hallen B (1983) The effect of local scavenging on occupational exposure to nitrous oxide. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 27: 470–475PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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