Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable and Reusable Laryngeal Mask Airways
Anesthesia & Analgesia, 04/26/2012
Eckelman M et al. – The differences in environmental impacts between these devices strongly favor reusable devices. These benefits must be weighed against concerns regarding transmission of infection. Health care facilities can decrease their environmental impacts by using reusable laryngeal mask airways (LMAs), to a lesser extent by selecting disposable LMA models that are not made of certain plastics, and by ordering in bulk from local distributors.