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The Public health implications of medical waste

The Public health implications of medical waste

a report to Congress

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Published by The Agency in Atlanta, Ga .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medical wastes -- United States,
  • Infectious wastes -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14440854M

    The problem of environmental pollution is a global concern as it affects the entire ecosystem. There is a cyclic revolution of pollutants from industrial waste or anthropogenic sources into the environment, farmlands, plants, livestock and subsequently humans through the food chain. Most of the toxic metal cases in Africa and other developing nations are a result of industrialization . When discarding regulated medical waste generated during the routine (i.e., nonsurgical) care of CJD patients, contain these wastes and decontaminate them by using approved inactivation methods (e.g., autoclaving or incineration) appropriate for the medical waste category (e.g., blood, sharps, or pathological waste) (36,,,). Category.

    The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential to protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including the COVID outbreak. Ensuring good and consistently applied WASH and waste management practices in communities, homes, schools, marketplaces, prisons and health care facilities will further. Boldly situating public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development, Globalization and Health is a pioneering, transdisciplinary journal dedicated to improving the health-related decisions of researchers, practitioners, governments, civil societies, and United Nations agencies. Globalization and Health is an inclusive journal, encouraging authors to .

    No untreated bio-medical waste shall be kept stored beyond a period of 48 hours. Provided that if for any reason it becomes necessary to store the waste beyond such period, the authorised person must take permission of the prescribed authority and take measures to ensure that the waste does not adversely affect human health and the environment. health hazards • Safe drinking water • Safe waste disposal • Regulations to protect workers • Regulate driving (e.g., speed limits, auto and road safety) • Legislation and regulations for safety; e.g., occupational, vehicular, roads, Size: KB.


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