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Melanoma incidence in Australian commercial pilots, 2011-2016

Authors: Olsen CM, Miura K, Dusingize JC, Hosegood I, Brown R, Drane M, Clem P, Marsden J, Tinker R, Karipidis K, Coroneo M, Green AC OBJECTIVES: Occupational exposure to cosmic and ultraviolet radiation may increase airline pilots' risk of cutaneous melanoma. Meta-analyses of available data show a higher than average incidence of melanoma in airline pilots, but the most recent systematic review revealed that few contemporary data are available. Moreover, all relevant studies have been conducted in Northern Hemisphere populations. We therefore aimed to examine if Australian commercial pilots have a raised incidence of melanoma compared with the general population. METHODS: We examined all me

Hazards of surgical smoke in Dermatology

Its Hazards and Management. Authors: Saloni Katoch and Venkataram Mysore Abstract Surgical plume with vaporized tissue particles, pathogens, and toxic gases emanating during dermatosurgical procedures is an occupational hazard to the dermatosurgeon, and protective measures must be taken to prevent their inhalation. Smoke evacuators are devices that capture and filter the plume generated during electrosurgical procedures or laser procedures, thereby maintaining a safe environment for the surgical team and the patient. A smoke evacuation system should be appropriately selected depending on the need of the facility. The objective of this article is to outline the health hazards of the smoke by-

 

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