As per the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 medical waste as “any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of Biologicals.” Medical waste can be infectious, hazardous, radioactive, and general. This is the reason the hospitals, pathology and laboratories are seeking the help of professional waste disposal agencies to deal with the medical waste in a safe way. The medical waste left unattended is a great threat to the environment as well as for the people. Dumping the medical waste is not the solution, but to deal with medical waste effectively one must focus on recycling, reuse and reduce the waste.
The WHO has classified medical waste into the following categories
- Others (often sanitary waste produced at hospitals)
Among all these kinds of medical waste, Sharp wastes contribute maximum to medical wastes followed by blood and body fluids.
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