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Table 1 Data related to surgical smoke during mastectomies

From: Cancer risk of incremental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in electrocautery smoke for mastectomy personnel

Case no. Operation time (minutes) EC time usage (minutes) PAH concentration for surgical personnel (ng/m3)
Surgeons   AT  
Gas Particle Gas Particle
1 48 16.8 1,074 59 874 65
2 148 51.2 2,148 205 1,074 73
3 74 25.1 1,592 98 1,041 68
4 125 42.4 2,257 104 2,124 213
5 119 41.7 2,062 236 2,199 214
6 105 35.8 487 98 508 119
7 114 37.1 753 93 190 86
8 136 48.2 1,124 98 316 134
9 51 18.6 1,297 147 1,305 148
10 43 14.2 1,360 168 1,307 168
Mean ± standard deviation 96 ± 39 33.1 ± 13.5 1,415 ± 598 131 ± 57 1,094 ± 682 129 ± 57